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About Jill Eats

Growing up in southern NJ and spending my undergraduate career in NYC, Boston has been my home since 2010. After receiving my Master's degree in Gastronomy from Boston University, I have been freelance writing with a focus on recipe development, testing, and photography. I'm passionate about networking and meeting new people in the food industry, while continually being inspired by others who have similar aspirations. Open to new opportunities, I believe it is important to be dynamic and proficient in an array of responsibilities.

Jill Eats is a blog that shares my food experiences, both in my kitchen and throughout my travels. My aspiration is to become a full time recipe tester and developer, whose goal is to bring food lovers, home cooks, and anyone curious some new ideas in cooking, baking, and beyond.  I focus on basic perspectives of what's in season, local, and fresh, using this as my canvas for cooking, and then simply having fun with it the rest of the way. In all honesty, I'm professional yet playful, so my interactions with food come through in the same approach. We all eat and engage with food, so having fun with cooking and experimentation makes it more approachable, relatable, and exciting. I'm also passionate about the fact that food and travel always go hand in hand.

I hope you're excited to follow along with me through my food endeavors on this blog, and please comment or email me with any advice, ideas, or other supportive opportunities. Most weekdays, you can find me working at Island Creek Oyster Bar, either FOH or events/offsites, while my weekends are spent cooking and testing recipes, endlessly feeding my husband tastes and bites of new dishes.

Published Recipes/Articles

Boston Globe

Craving Boston: WGBH

The Industry Press

Drive the District


In addition to publishing recipes and articles, I've assisted in recipe testing for cookbook authors:

Food Gift Love, Maggie Battista

Le French Oven, Hillary Davis

Florentine, Emiko Davies

Craving Boston

I am a freelance writer for WGBH and their new project, Craving Boston, which focuses on local food stories and seasonal recipes based in New England's food culture.


With a desire to become more involved with food communities both local and online, I have my own Food52 profile. I hope to be inspired by other food lovers, share recipe ideas, and continue to create change in our food system by showcasing local foods and seasonal produce through hands-on activities in my kitchen.


ice cream, mezcal palomas, espresso, bread baking, saisons, East Coast oysters, a seriously spicy Bloody Mary, rustic jams


raw onion, tarragon, sour cream, brown ales, smooth peanut butter


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Unless otherwise noted, all photos are taken by me, Jillian Bernardini, for JillEats.com.