It started at an early age…

My name is Jennifer Zyman. I was born in Rio de Janeiro to Mexican-born parents—who are both avid travelers and food lovers. I spent most of my formative years in Atlanta and graduated from Emory University and California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. After graduating from culinary school, I worked as a cook in San Francisco. After 4 years in San Francisco, I decided to return to Atlanta and subsequently started “The Blissful Glutton,” where I document my culinary experiences in Atlanta and beyond with reviews and photos—mostly at the prompting of family and friends who were sick of me talking about food all the time. Fast forward 9 years later and I am a freelance food writer with work in publications such as Creative Loafing, Atlanta Magazine, and was, most recently, the Editor for Eater Atlanta before stepping down when this happened. I am now the Restaurant Critic for Creative Loafing.

How can I contact you?

Please feel free to email me at I love getting reader mail, but don’t always get to it immediately because I do have other interests that aren’t edible although my toddler is delicious. So, please be patient if you don’t hear back from me right away.

Thanks for reading and happy eating,


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