Jessica Fechtor

Author

Jessica Fechtor is the writer of popular food blog Sweet Amandine. At 28, she was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved. Jessica’s recovery began in the kitchen. Her book, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home, describes her journey to recovery through the restorative powers of cooking and baking.

Jessica Fechtor is the writer of popular food blog Sweet Amandine. At 28, she was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved. Jessica’s recovery began in the kitchen. Her book, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home, describes her journey to recovery through the restorative powers of cooking and baking.