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Cheryl Alters Jamison


Four-time James Beard Book Award winner Cheryl Alters Jamison is one of the nation’s premiere food writers, author of numerous cookbooks, former Food Editor for New Mexico Magazine, and the host of Heating It Up, a food talk radio show. Her Excited About Food website is a place that embraces good eating and creates enticing meals the whole family will enjoy!

As one of the preeminent authorities on American regional cuisine and the author of the pioneering Smoke & Spice, Cheryl’s passion is to bring joy to the dining table through recipes, cookbooks, exotic ingredients, tips, classes, radio food chats, videos and special events all about the excitement of cooking.

Cheryl has written with insight and wit about barbecue, American home cooking, and the food and culture of the Southwest. Her cookbooks have sold over 2 million copies. The Jamisons are among the nation’s most-lauded culinary professionals, with honors that include four James Beard Awards and an IACP award.

Childhood experiences with food, including the joy of growing, preparing, and sharing meals at the table with family and friends were among Cheryl’s most formative life events. As a result, Cheryl is proud to be a strong supporter of Cooking with Kids, a Santa Fe organization which educates children about good food. Cooking with Kids serves 5,000 kids annually from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade.

Not one to rest on her laurels, this doyenne of Southwestern cooking stays busy traveling, making personal appearances, writing for magazines, developing new books and, of course, getting people excited about food!