Exciting Foods


Good Eater


Cookbook Author

Exciting Food Talk, KVSF, 101.5, The Voice of Santa Fe

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--M.F.K. Fisher

"First we eat, then we do everything else."


I’m Cheryl Alters Jamison, That Exciting Foods Expert and 4-time James Beard award winning cookbook author. Excited About Food is a community embracing good eating and creating exciting meals for your family.

This is the place for you to spice up your life with food. Share my passion and bring joy to the dining table through recipes, cookbooks, exotic ingredients, tips, classes, my Heatin It Up radio show, videos and special events all about the excitement of cooking!

Strawberry Shortcake

From American Home Cooking. Click to find this and Cheryl’s complete collection of Exciting Cookbooks Good fresh berries certainly contribute to the success of this dessert,...
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Honeyed Rainbow Fruit Kebobs

From Born to Grill. Click to find this and Cheryl’s complete collection of Exciting Cookbooks In the first decades of American grilling, dessert kebobs with several...
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Cooking With Kids

All children deserve to eat delicious healthful real food and learn how to take care of themselves. In 1995, long before celebrity chefs and chiefs of state started raising concerns about processed foods and junk being fed to our kids, Lynn Walters—Cooking with Kids founder and executive director—began her quest here in Santa Fe to educate children about good food, realizing that—to make a real long-term difference—the effort needed to involve children, of course, but that it required buy-ins from parents, school administration, schools, teachers, and those hard-working lunch ladies.

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