Jarrett Melendez, : Jarrett Melendez grew up on the mean, deer-infested streets of Bucksport, Maine. A longtime fan of food and cooking, Jarrett has spent a lot of his time in kitchens, oftentimes as a paid professional! Before joining the Epicurious editorial team, Jarrett was a regular contributor to Bon Appetit, Saveur, Epicurious, and Food52, and is the author of The Comic Kitchen, an upcoming fully illustrated, comic-style cookbook. When not cooking and writing about food, Jarrett usually writes comic books and graphic novels, including Chef’s Kiss from Oni Press, and has contributed to the Ringo-nominated All We Ever Wanted, Full Bleed, Young Men in Love, and Murder Hobo: Chaotic Neutral. He is currently writing a graphic memoir, an action comedy, and a middle grade fantasy adventure.
Jarrett lives in Somerville, MA, with his collection of Monokuro Boo plush pigs.