The idea for the Jack Allen’s Kitchen Cookbook stemmed from a magazine story I wrote on one of Jack Gilmore’s Texas road trips to visit the many farmers and purveyors that supply food to his restaurants. Listening to his dedication to serving good home-style cooking to Texans through the lens of the people who grow and produce the ingredients was an inspiration that merited a book to share with others.
"I spent several months with Jessica writing my cookbook spending a couple of hours each meeting and she was always organized, punctual and kept me in line to meet deadlines. She had the incredible ability to just talk to me and ask questions and then come back with a great write up or story that was exactly what I was trying to say."- JACK GILMORE, OWNER JACK ALLEN'S KITCHENpressAustin American Statesman // Austin Culture Map // West Jet Magazine