Jen Rose Smith Jen writes about travel, food, and adventure from a village in the mountains of northern Vermont.Experience: Before becoming a journalist, Jen Rose Smith spent a decade working in pastry kitchens — she is the former owner of The Nomadic Oven, a Vermont bakery specializing in travel-inspired pastries. Jen's travel writing has been anthologized and widely published, with stories in National Geographic, the Washington Post, CNN, the BBC, and other outlets. She's the author of six travel guidebooks covering Vermont and New England.She has written for Food & Wine since 2021. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.