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Week of October 19, 2019

Whether I’m writing cookbooks or working with magazines or brands, I’m all about happy cooking and delicious food.

My 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. I 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.

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

And I create recipes for 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, I teach cooking to home chefs around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. My classes are jam-packed with energy, enthusiasm, and immediately-useful information—plus, of course, delicious food.

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

Want happy cooking and delicious food? Subscribe to my recipes and kitchen tips at and follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

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 4 pm. For more information and registration, please click here.