Who are you?
Hi, my name is Erin Jackson. I’m a writer, I’m obsessed with food, and I love taking photos. Since moving to San Diego, I’ve done a ton of food writing for Serious Eats, a James Beard award-winning national food blog with 20 million unique visitors a month where I currently serve as the contributing editor for the A Hamburger Today blog. I’m also the city editor for Dining Out San Diego, a frequent contributor to San Diego Magazine, and a once in awhile contributor to GrubGrade. Burgers are a major passion. I’ve reviewed nearly 150 of them all over North America for A Hamburger Today, including everywhere from Toronto (my hometown!) to Tijuana. I’m also seriously into sweets, and frequently report on San Diego’s best finds on Serious Eats: Sweets.
What drives you?
I live to eat. A truly great dish can send bolts of electricity down my legs, and more than once, a dark chocolate dessert has made my back teeth tingle. Food is an emotional subject, and sometimes serious, but most often, I’m just excited to share a delicious new discovery.
Oh, so you’re a foodie.
Actually, I don’t consider myself a “foodie”. I’m not focused on trends or obsessed with following celebrity chefs. I’m much more comfortable with the term “eater”. I care about good food, plain and simple. Most days, I’d rather have a kick-ass bowl of curry over a 10-course tasting menu, and, except for rare occasions, I don’t like to spend exorbitant amounts of money on food. You’re much more likely to find me happily chair-dancing while mowing down on a burger than carving into a pricey plate of foie gras. Don’t get me wrong: some of my favorite meals have been at fine dining establishments, but I’m equally likely to find poetry in the perfect slice of pizza.
Wow, you eat a lot. How do you stay in shape?
I get this question often, and while my favorite response is “I have a tapeworm”, the truth is much more simple: frequent workouts set to 90s punk rock… and lots of vegetables.
You sound awesome, let’s be friends.
I’m always eager to hear from readers. If you’re interested in reaching me, head over to my contact page.
One final note:
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