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|Born||Jennifer Marie Reese
February 24, 1966
Stanford, California, United States
Jennifer Reese (born February 24, 1966) is an American non-fiction author whose first book, "Make the Bread, Buy the Butter," has its origins in the blog The Tipsy Baker, her journal of home cooking, cookbooks, home farming and family life in suburban San Francisco. Reese formerly was the staff book critic at Entertainment Weekly and has been a frequent contributor to Slate, The New York Times Book Review, npr.org and other publications and websites.
Reese grew up in San Francisco and resides in Mill Valley, California. After attending Stanford University, she worked for Fortune in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Reese then returned to San Francisco and worked for the magazines Stanford and Via, before joining the staff of Entertainment Weekly as its lead book critic from 2004-2009.
Upon leaving Entertainment Weekly, Reese turned her focus to the blog The Tipsy Baker. The blog has the subtitle "One woman cooks her way through a collection of 1,000 cookbooks and feeds the results to her family." It recounts Reese's one-cookbook-at-a-time home cooking, assessing cookbooks a whole and recipe-by-recipe. Reese also used the blog to write about her experiments in becoming less dependent on mass-produced food products. These experiments led to her raising chickens and goats in her suburban backyard. In 2010, she wrote the book "Make the Bread, Buy the Butter," which is scheduled for publication in October 2011 by the Simon and Schuster imprint Free Press.