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Janice Cook Knight is a writer and cooking teacher. Her resume includes several years as head chef of the Follow Your Heart Restaurant in Canoga Park, California, and she is the author of the Follow Your Heart cookbooks.Janice

In her food career Janice has worked as both a personal chef and a food coach, providing cooking lessons to individuals and families. She’s written feature articles for Montecito Magazine, LA Yoga Magazine, Whole Person Calendar and the Santa Barbara Independent, and currently writes for Edible Santa Barbara. Janice tested recipes for Bon Appétit Magazine, and has taught cooking at Fairview Gardens Farm in Goleta, the Adult Ed program at Santa Barbara City College, and for local public schools. Recent and ongoing classes include a cookbook-writing workshop, Spanish and Indian cooking classes, and food lectures for the Road Scholar Program.

Recently Janice won first prize in the print category from Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s MFK Fisher Awards for excellence in culinary writing.  Her winning entry was a story written for the Fall 2014 issue of Edible Santa Barbara titled, Hurray for the Orange, Red and Gold:  The Season for Persimmons.

To read the article click here.

She lives in Santa Barbara, California and can be reached at:



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