Jennifer Trainer Thompson is the author of 18 books, including Fresh Fish, The Fresh Egg Cookbook, and Hot Sauce! Nominated for three James Beard Awards, she has been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Coastal Living magazines, and she has written for Yankee, Travel & Leisure, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times, among other publications. Thompson is the chef/creator of Jump Up and Kiss Me, an all-natural line of spicy foods. She splits her time between the Berkshires and Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts.
"When the Smithsonian does an exhibition on hot sauces in America, let's hope the curator is Jennifer Trainer Thompson. She's the author, traveler, chef, shiitake-farmer and hot sauce creator who set it all in motion....she brought popularity and polish to an otherwise obscure hobby practiced by culinary eccentrics across the country." Chile Pepper
"We're having a heat wave, and the weather has nothing to do with it. It's because Jennifer Thompson wants to take us 'mouth surfing' through the world of hot sauces." Minneapolis Star Tribune