Jackie Burrell, San Jose Mercury News

Jackie Burrell

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • East Bay Times
Past:
  • Pasadena Star News
  • O.C. Register
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • Pioneer Press
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Jackie:

CN Traveler’s 10 best big cities in the world include a major surprise

The big surprise: Six of the top 10 cities on CN Traveler's annual Readers Choice Awards come from one continent, and three are from one small country. → Read More

CN Traveler’s 10 best big cities include 2 California dazzlers

The annual Readers Choice Awards include the best cities, big and small, in the U.S. and around the world. → Read More

Beat Bobby Flay recipe: Thai Grilled Chicken with crispy coconut rice

With its Southeast Asian flavors, this grilled chicken served atop crispy rice with a Thai Chile dipping sauce is a winner. → Read More

Beat Bobby Flay recipe: A winning vegetarian take on chili

With its layers of flavor and meaty mushrooms and eggplant, this vegetarian chili is a winner. → Read More

‘Beat Bobby Flay’: An outrageous Huevos Rancheros recipe

This recipe helped Denver chef Carrie Baird beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network show. → Read More

5 deliciously unique online cooking classes to explore

From soufflés with Sur La Table to a Zoom pad thai class — with a teacher in Chiang Mai — here’s how to up your kitchen skills in the most delicious way. → Read More

Fodor’s ranked the nation’s top river walks, including this California hot spot

Fodor's Travel blog recently ranked the nation's top river walks, places where a waterfront stroll includes not just beautiful views, but restaurants, shops and other enticements. → Read More

Lonely Planet’s top 20 U.S. sights include 4 California landmarks

The travel guide company’s new “Ultimate United States Travel List” showcases the top 500 U.S. destinations and experiences. → Read More

Malibu Farm: Vegan Chop Salad

This colorful salad recipe hails from Southern California’s popular Malibu Farm restaurant. → Read More

Malibu Farm’s Cauliflower and Broccoli ‘Bu Falafel recipe

Classic falafel gets a twist with cauliflower, broccoli and spinach in this recipe from the Malibu Farm restaurant in Malibu. → Read More

Malibu Farm: Beach Picnic Potato Salad recipe

Planning a picnic? This Beach Picnic Potato Salad recipe from Helene Henderson’s new cookbook, “Malibu Farm Sunrise to Sunset,” is just the thing. → Read More

How to make Martinelli’s Apple Cider Doughnuts

Whether you’re traipsing the Apple Hill orchards near Camino or wandering through Sebastopol’s apple country, these doughnuts are a quintessential fall treat. Here’s how to make t… → Read More

Davis Farmers Market recipe: Risotto for every season

This risotto recipe is a dish for all seasons. → Read More

Davis Farmers Market recipe: A Rustic Sweet Tart for every season

You’ve just gone crazy at the farmers market, snapping up the snap peas, perhaps, or scooping up bushels of stone fruit. What now? If you’re Ann M. Evans, co-founder of the Davis Farmer… → Read More

Bay Area harvest season: 36+ delicious things to do this fall

Vineyard e-bike rides, apple picking jaunts and dockside adventures await, along with eight destination farmers markets you won’t believe. → Read More

Bay Area harvest season: 36+ delicious things to do this fall

Vineyard e-bike rides, apple picking jaunts and dockside adventures await, along with eight destination farmers markets you won’t believe. → Read More

7 fab Bay Area things to do this weekend, Sept. 24-26

Oktoberfest-style beer gardens, sci-fi flicks and a new Jake Gyllenhall movie? We’ve got some fab suggestions for ways to play around the bay. → Read More

Carmel getaway: 4 awesome ways to eat, drink and play in Carmel-by-the-Sea

From a Roman-style pizzeria to an industrial chic wine tasting room, here’s how to tour Carmel in style. → Read More

Carmel getaway: 4 awesome ways to eat, drink and play in Carmel-by-the-Sea

From a Roman-style pizzeria to an industrial chic wine tasting room, here's how to tour Carmel in style. → Read More

4 spectacular Bay Area public gardens to explore close to home

You don’t have to hit the backcountry or smoky Sierra to get a dose of nature. These Bay Area parks and public gardens offer spectacular sights close to home. → Read More