Jill Hunting is currently working on her second nonfiction book.

Previously, she wrote about wine and food for The Napa Valley Reserve, the exclusive wine estate that has been called America's first wine country-club.

She was Senior Editor of Vine Napa Valley magazine, Senior Editor of Appellation: Wine Country Living magazine, and a feature writer and columnist for The Wine Journal.

She edited Celebrating the Seasons at Westerbeke Ranch by chef John Littlewood, The Sonoma Valley Story by newspaper publisher Robert M. Lynch, and Design Wise: A Guide for Evaluating the Interface Design of Information Resources by Alison J. Head, Ph.D.

Jill Hunting at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference

At the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, with Scott Russell Sanders (2007).
Photo by Edward Brown.

As Marketing Copy Manager for HarperCollins San Francisco, she oversaw the development of marketing copy, including the seasonal sales catalog.

Since 2002, she has published "Truffle Secrets," a newsletter about the famously expensive delicacy, and has written numerous articles on the subject.

Selected Magazine and Newspaper Articles

"A Lost Brother's Lost Words," The Washington Post Magazine, March 18, 2007.

“The Trouble with Truffles” (vintner and truffle planter Larry Turley), “Terra Squirma” (Sonoma Valley Worm Farm), “Life in the Fizz Lane” (Sonoma Sparklers), and “A New World of Port” (Sonoma and Napa Port-makers), in NorthBay Biz

“A Laid-Back Le Quatorze” (Bastille Day in Chambolle-Musigny, France) and “The Nose Knows” (Perfume, Truffles, and Wine in Provence), in The Wine Journal

“Wine Country Spas,” “Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Company,” “Rediscovering the Front Porch,” “On the Trail of the Truffle,” and “Home for the Holidays” (Barbara and Jon Beckmann and Suzanne Chambers and Larry Turley), in Appellation: Wine Country Living

“Across the Table” interviews with Thomas Keller, Holly Peterson Mondavi, Don Sebastiani, and Jayson Pahlmeyer, in Appellation: Wine Country Living

Book reviews of The Cook and the Gardener by Amanda Hesser, Cabin Cooking by Tori Ritchie, and Picnics by Scott-Goodman, in Appellation: Wine Country Living

“Hey, Want To Grow Your Own Truffles?” in the Los Angeles Times

Jill Hunting truffle hunting in Umbria

Truffle hunting in Umbria (2004). Photo by Bill Summers