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Jeannette Ferrary

Jeannette Ferrary learned the true meaning of "It's the Cheese" when her California cheese article generated responses from her garage mechanic, her mailman—even her ex-husband. After answering all the fan mail, Jeannette went head to thistle with the thorniest denizen of the vegetable world: the artichoke. Not one to be easily dissuaded, Jeannette ransacked the history of berries in her quest for the origins of the mysterious bumbleberry.

From the writer

  • Artichokes

    California's vegetable with a heart has a history that includes everyone from racketeers to gourmets. Check out the recipe fo...

  • Garlic

    The lowdown on garlic—its history, its uses, and the best places to find it.

  • Microgreens are Huge in Salads

    Beginning in the 1970s, words like arugula, mesclun, radicchio, and lamb's lettuce slipped into the language, and the insiste...

  • Gourmet Ghetto

    Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley is a food fancier's paradise with such places as the French Hotel, Chez Panisse, and the Cheese B...