From her witty blog name to her enthusiastic prose, Jess Larson’s joy when it comes to food is palpable—contagious even. And while Plays Well with Butter provided her with creative escape whilst cranking out 70-hour corporate workweeks, it was hearing her shero Ina Garten speak about leaving her day job that sparked her epiphany. “I’m type-A, and it’s against my type-A nature to half-ass anything,” Ina told the crowd. It was then that Jess knew what she had to do.
Last summer, she put in her two weeks’ notice and hasn’t looked back, now devoting her days to developing easy, gorgeous recipes that are all about entertaining and celebration. “After all, that's the best part of cooking,” she tells us, “...sharing the food with your favorite people!”