The Dusty Baker

Hi, I'm Jacqueline. I write, I bake and occasionally I talk into a camera while making food.

Since the age of 12 I’ve lived with Lyme Disease, and it has shaped my relationship with food since the day I saw my first nutritionist, who gently guided my body into healing itself. I use food as medicine, yoga and meditation as magic, and honest self-reflection to keep my life in balance and my illness at bay. I am aware of what I put into my body but do not “diet”, as food is my friend. Life’s all about the balance, folks.

I love food. I don’t see my allergies as banners to be waved around. I dislike trends. I respect chefs. I speak politely with servers.

Because of all this, my work is about words, and food, and art.

I now write/recipe/research for Easy Eats magazine and interview some insanely inspiring chefs for Serious Eats NY, and freelance on various projects with the incredible photographer Brent Herrig.

I live in NYC by the Hudson River with my dog, Mitra (who has a horrible addiction to prosciutto and sheep cheese, bless her tiny heart) and many pieces of cooking equipment of formidable weight.