Jill Lightner Instagram Twitter Website Jill Lightner is a writer and editor who has been writing about sustainability, regional recipes, and kitchen gardens for 20 years.Experience: She is the author of three cookbooks, a recipe and pairing columnist for CiderCraft Magazine, and a contributor to the PCC Community Markets, The Seattle Times, Pacific NW Magazine, and more.In addition to writing, Jill has worked as a restaurant critic, recipe developer, co-editor of Taste magazine, and the editor of the James Beard-winning magazine Edible Seattle.Jill is passionate about environmental concerns and has spoken about sustainability on national and international podcasts, hosted visiting authors in a Seattle-based educational food book series, and participated in numerous panels relating to food waste reduction and urban kitchen gardens.Fun Allrecipes Question: A Sharpie and a roll of masking tape are her indispensable kitchen tools. 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.