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Week of April 27, 2019

Jill Silverman Hough is all about happy cooking and delicious food.

“I know putting food on the table can be daunting,” she says, “or a bother. So I help you combat that, help you find ease in the kitchen and joy at the table.”

Her latest cookbook is Finger Lickin’ Chicken, a mini e-book of recipes that are simple to make, yet special enough that you’ll relish every finger lickin’ bite. She also wrote 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love and 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love—both chock-full of delicious, doable recipes that make food and wine pairing fun, friendly, and absolutely unintimidating. Other book projects include co-authoring The Clean Plates Cookbook and developing the recipes for Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, a New York Times best seller.

Her writing, recipes, and photography have appeared in magazines including Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Napa Sonoma, Clean Eating, where she’s on the advisory board, and Fine Cooking, where she’s a contributing writer.

And Jill works with brands and commodity boards, too, including the National Pork Board, the California Milk Advisory Board, California Sweetpotatoes, Lindsay Olives, Annie’s Homegrown, Circulon, Anolon, and Grgich Hills Estate Winery.

Last by not least, she teaches cooking to home chefs around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Her classes are jam-packed with energy, enthusiasm, and immediately-useful information—plus, of course, delicious food.

Jill’s background includes a dozen years as an advertising copywriter at agencies in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She launched her food career by opening a small cafe in Sausalito, which she ran for five unforgettable years and where she made—among other things—the world’s best chocolate chip cookies.

Subscribe to Jill’s recipes and kitchen tips at and follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.


Chef Jill Silverman Hough offers three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our culinary center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm. For more information and registration, please click here.