Raised in London by hungry and adventurous parents, Jess has always been obsessed with good food and simple cooking. Her route into having a food career has been self-taught and pretty unconventional. After working in food marketing and product development and as a freelance food stylist, Jess opened Elliott’s in Edinburgh as an excuse to make feeding people and sharing recipes her main job.
Her relaxed, everyday approach to cooking is influenced by warm childhood memories of eating with family and delicious times spent living inBangkok, Sydney and London. Her first two books, Salad Feasts and Tin Can Magic celebrate the art of turning humble, seasonal ingredients and kitchen cupboard staples into hearty meals that are easy to assemble and satisfying to eat. Her third book, Lazy Baking is out this autumn.