To get a sense of Jamie, take a look at "his" blog, Forbidden Digs
|Photo by Ryan Smith|
I am the author of several cookbooks in the Complete Idiot’s Guide series, including 20-Minute Meals, 5-Minute Appetizers, 30-Minute Meals, Quick & Easy Low Carb Meals, and my favorite, Cooking for Guys. That title serves up cooking inspiration and humor for kitchen-shy guys, has been mentioned in the New York Times and the Boston Globe, and can be found on shelves from Boston to Sydney. Here's my Bookstore.
On the decidedly more indulgent side, I created over a hundred Restaurant Recipes for the Phantom Gourmet television show. The Phantom crew filmed these epic dishes in my kitchen west of Boston.
I have been a lifeguard, a Christmas tree and vacuum cleaner salesman (not simultaneously), a healthcare regulatory customer service rep, and a mall Santa. I build dry stone walls for fun.
Examples of my published work (a few are links)
Food and Wine
Travel, Family & Lifestyle
I love photography almost as much as I love to write. Much of my work features my images.
I am a member of GrubStreet, a creative writing center in Boston; and a member of The Writers’ Loft, a non-profit writing community in Sherborn, MA. I earned my BA from Union College, and my MBA from the University of Edinburgh.