Below is a sampling of Jessica’s recent work. She is currently available for freelance assignments and project work.
A Dublin Neighborhood Pushes Its Boundaries 2013 The cobbled quarter of Temple Bar has long maintained its tourist-destination status with overpriced pints of Guinness and a reputation for wild bachelor parties. While these traits endure, entrepreneurs have begun to reclaim the historic streets flanking the south side of the Liffey River.
Know Your Butcher 2013 You may already request pork chops cut 2 inches thick or prefer your lamb rib roast Frenched—but that isn’t all the mighty butcher can do with his (or, ever more frequently, her) cleaver.
How to Take Your Oyster Slurping to the Next Level 2013 Many of us share a love for oysters, washing the briny bivalves down with a glass of champagne or pint of stout. But how many of us sink our teeth into the oyster meat, chewing to release the flavor? Do we even know what we like when it comes to oysters?
Long Live the Greeks 2012 How do the Greeks live such long, healthy lives? What are the secrets to weight control and living to a ripe old age? While I was interested to see all the work that goes into a single bottle of olive oil, my real curiosity was about the Greeks themselves.
Getting My Hands Dirty in Deutschland 2011 I kept following the scent, hoping it would grow stronger. Towards the village, it began to intensify, saturating my nostrils. I couldn’t identify the unfamiliar scent, but its luster drew me straight to an open door.
Danish Word Hyggeligt Defies Translation 2013 “The fish have to swim,” I’m instructed as a glass of schnapps is placed in my hand. It’s lunchtime in Copenhagen, and apparently the fish atop rye bread I just gobbled down need to “swim”. So I must drink.
Ireland Surprise: Skinny Dipping in the Ocean 2012 Of all the tall tales told that rainy afternoon, the story of the swimming holes lingered. Who would be crazy enough to get into the water? And in Ireland — a heavily Catholic country known for modesty — who exactly is stripping down for a dip in full view of the public?
Best Chili in the US 2013 Chili has so many regional iterations, and each version comes with its own cult following. Is it best with beef or chicken? Green chiles or red? Vegetarian or bean-free Texas-style?
Taste Cartagena’s New Culinary Wave Summer 2013 link
Go Artisanal in Bristol, Rhode Island Spring 2013 link
Slurp Oysters on Virginia’s Eastern Shore Winter 2013 link
See the Contemporary Side of Dublin Fall 2011 link
New York Cocktail Bars Summer 2013 link
Stellar Hotel Wine Programs Fall 2013 link
Decadent Hotel Breakfasts Summer 2013 link
Rock the Kasbah Summer 2013 PDF
On the Adriatic Waterfront Spring 2013 PDF
City Stay: Oslo Spring 2013 PDF
Three for All: Ireland, Scotland, and Wales Fall 2012 PDF
Island Hopping in Hawaii Summer 2012 PDF
Amalfi Coast: the Ultimate Roadside Attraction Spring 2011 PDF
City Spotlight: Dublin Summer 2011 PDF
5 Reasons to Go to Cartagena Now May 2013 link
Daniel Boulud Talks Travel, Toronto, and Why NYC is Home April 2013 link
Virginia is for Oysters: Kayaking, Wine, and Oysters on the Eastern Shore December 2012 link
Food Lover’s Tour of Sicily October 2012 link
Traveling to Greece in Harvest Season October 2012 link
Splurge vs. Save Dublin August 2012 link
Inside Look at Vesterbro, Copenhagen June 2012 link
Splurge vs. Save Copenhagen June 2012 link
Savannah Bike Tour May 2012 link
Get Your Hands Dirty: 4 Hands-On Classes Around the Globe link
5 Hangover Cures From Around the Globe link
Weekend Getaways, Toronto link
Foodie Friday: A Slice of Naples in New York City link
High Dining: 8 Rooftop Restaurants 2013 link
New York’s Boutique Hotels 2012 link
Hotels with Special Sleep Programs 2012 link
Best Hotel Pools in NYC 2012 link
Weekend Away: Dublin Summer 2012 link
Weekend Away: Copenhagen Spring 2012 link
Weekend Away: Costa Navarino, Greece Fall 2011 link
Weekend Away: Glenmere Mansion, New York Winter 2011 link
Weekend Away: Blantyre in the Berkshires Winter 2010 link
Weekend Away: New York City Summer 2009 link
Clean Plates Restaurant Reviews
2012 Manhattan and 2012 Brooklyn Guides
The Meatball Shop PDF
Burger Guru PDF
Convivium Osteria PDF
Simple Cafe PDF