Jennifer Cheng

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December 1, 2016 @ Whole Story
Putting a personal touch on your gift-giving is a sure-fire way to make your favorite people feel special. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced DIYer, we’ve got recipes for handmade bath and body gifts that feature fragrant essential oils and other ingredients you can find in our stores. We recommend spending a little time making several batches at once so that you’ll have plenty of gifts on hand.
August 12, 2016 @ Whole Story
Back-to-school season is the perfect time to try something new. We’ve got three ways to have fun experimenting with your hair — starting in the kitchen!  
May 7, 2016 @ Whole Story
We love talking trends and according to Google, we’re not the only ones. The search engine recently compiled the five most-searched food trends from January 2014 to February 2016, and some of the top-trending topics looked pretty familiar!
April 7, 2016 @ Whole Story
Everybody’s got specific skin needs, and those needs can change with factors like the weather, hormonal changes, your surroundings or age. Here's what you can do to put your best face forward.
February 2, 2016 @ Whole Story
Happy Year of the Monkey! Learn about some Lunar New Year traditions and foods to bring luck and prosperity into the new year.
June 22, 2015 @ Whole Story
We love celebrating cherries, especially when they’re at their seasonal sweetest. You too can join in on the cheery cherry festivities with our favorite tips and recipes.
February 17, 2015 @ Whole Story
Innovative Chef and author, Massimo Bottura, is an expert when it comes to treating Parmigiano Reggiano with the deference it deserves. It’s hard not to get caught up in Bottura’s enthusiasm as he waxes poetic about all of the culinary possibilities with Parmigiano Reggiano.
December 9, 2014 @ Whole Story
From traditional to dairy-free, here’s a breakdown of a few of our favorite nogs — all without artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives.
November 24, 2014 @ Whole Story
Our US Whole Foods Market stores are celebrating fairly traded products with a weekend-long sale, November 28-30. And we’re kicking it off with what we’re calling “Fair Trade Friday”!
November 5, 2014 @ Whole Story
Jennifer Cheng has had her share of cooking fumbles and foibles, but more often than not, her scrappy fixes pay off. Learn from some of her missteps and what she did to save the day in the kitchen.
July 23, 2014 @ Whole Story
I’ve yet to meet a quick pickle I don’t like. Honestly, what wouldn’t benefit from a dunk in the sweet-salty tang of brine? The best part about quick pickling — the benefits are quick to come by, and they’re unreasonably addictive at that.
July 18, 2014 @ Whole Story
Seeing the vibrant summer eggplants, peppers, tomatoes and fresh ears of corn come into our stores sparks some instant kitchen inspiration. I celebrate these bright flavors by turning them into dishes that are so satisfying that I don’t miss having meat as an entrée.
June 6, 2014 @ Whole Story
Who hasn’t downed a glass of water or beer in a frantic panic after a nuclear mouth-blast of heat? As it turns out, there are better solutions out there for taming the flames. They’re so flavorful, you’ll likely find yourself seeking more heat just so you can go back and forth on a rollercoaster ride of sweet heat and cool relief.
February 18, 2014 @ Whole Story
‘Cause a soup party don’t stop! With a big pot, a ladle and hungry friends you can turn a simple meal into a really fun time.
January 16, 2014 @ Whole Story
Happy year of the Horse! Learn about some Chinese New Year traditions and foods to bring luck and prosperity into the new year.
November 24, 2013 @ Whole Story
If you’re planning on shaking off that post-feast food fog and shopping this Friday, worry not! Your experience doesn’t have to be bleak.
November 12, 2013 @ Whole Story
This year I hosted my third Gobblefest, a pre-Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving potluck that’s become tradition over the years. It’s a way to “rehearse” before the real deal and a great excuse to spend some quality time with friends over a meal before the hectic holiday season starts to ramp up.
September 5, 2013 @ Whole Story
Last spring I took a trip to Honduras with the Allegro® sourcing team while they evaluate
August 14, 2013 @ Whole Story
Heirloom tomatoes are here! Our stores are bursting with all of their gorgeous hues and wildly different shapes.

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Jennifer’s curiosity in all things food-related began at a young age through memorable experiences watching PBS cooking shows with her grandmother, first-hand cooking lessons from her mother and exploring ethnic foods and traditions with an adventurous aunt. After graduating with a degree in English, she wrote in all sorts of capacities about a variety of subjects from deadly diseases to luxury sheets, so she was elated to finally combine her loves of food and writing as a writer for Whole Foods Market. A native Texan and Austinite since 1999, Jennifer enjoys nightswimming at Barton Springs, discovering new music each year at SXSW and throwing themed potlucks. She is also a little obsessed with New York City and will frequently use any excuse she can to have a picnic.