Catherine Jessee Instagram Catherine Jessee is a Test Kitchen Assistant in the Dotdash Meredith Food Studios. She has tested recipes for brands including All Recipes, Eating Well, Food & Wine, Real Simple, People, and Southern Living. Prior to joining the Food Studios, she accumulated 3 years of experience cooking in restaurants.She has contributed to publications like Domino Magazine, The Knot Magazine, and Wildsam Almanacs.Catherine received her M.A. in Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, where she worked as a line cook at Tarasque Cucina and served as a Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance. Catherine's expertise focuses on the confluence food and culture; Her Masters Thesis "The Wild Asleep: A Cultural and Environmental History of Ramps" collects oral histories and interviews with foragers, cooks, and avid eaters of wild onions across Appalachia and beyond.Her go-to potluck dish is Ritz Crackers and pimento cheese—always using her mom's recipe. About Allrecipes Home cooks are our heroes; it's as simple as that. Allrecipes, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the world’s largest community-driven food site, providing trusted resources to more than 60 million home cooks each month. Every day, cooks from around the world publish doably delicious recipes, while our team of editorial and kitchen professionals cover the world's top food news and trends. Learn more about us and our editorial process.