About Jenn Press Arata

As a former red carpet reporter for Life and Style Weekly Magazine, I’ve interviewed my fair share of celebs, but it wasn’t until I started working for Food Network’s Iron Chef America and Chopped that I felt truly in awe. Watching these passionate chefs share their love on a plate made me realize this was exactly where I wanted to be.

How I became a foodie dates all the way back to my childhood. Born a Jersey girl, I grew up with an appreciation for the nearby NYC culture of cuisine, and I currently reside in Fairfield, CT, another wonderful restaurant mecca I enjoy tasting my way through.

That’s SO Jenn combines my three greatest joys in life: Eating, writing and entertaining.

My other main loves include the world’s greatest husband, taste-tester, dinner date and friend who I consider the champagne to my chocolate,


and our puppy Mojito, named after Barcelona Wine Bar’s incredible muddled mint cocktail.

Some people eat to live, but I have always lived to eat. So pull up a chair, grab a fork and join me on my multiple course journey through food.

Editor’s note: All That’s SO Jenn’s recipes are original, unless otherwise noted.


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About That’s SO Jenn

“When you come to a fork in the road, pick it up and eat.”


That’s SO Jenn, Confessions of a Foodie is packed with culinary content including original recipes with step-by-step photos, party planning tips, restaurant reviews, chef interviews, food product reviews, coverage of food related events and witty personal anecdotes to tie it all together.

Food Writer Jenn Press Arata can be seen on monthly cooking/party planning TV segments on CT Style News 8. She has appeared as a recurring food guest on WVOX Radio and BlogTalkRadio, as well as conducting her own cooking demo.

Her recipe and video for Winter Mint Surprise Cupcakes earned her the titles of Editor’s Pick and Outstanding Winner for Taste of Home Magazine’s Nationwide Mrs. Holiday competition.

That’s SO Jenn also runs as a monthly column for Hearst Corporation’s Darien News and New Canaan News online and in print.

In addition to her website, Jenn Press Arata is a Relationship Writer for Engagement 101 Magazine.