Jen Picciano

Jen Picciano is an Emmy award-winning reporter for WOIO-TV and creator of the restaurant and dining segment Cleveland Cooks. She is also the author of the food blog Cheftovers. Picciano is a native of Cleveland, and has spent the last 10 years with CBS 19 as a general assignment field reporter. She is active in the local food scene and has been involved with the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland for several years. She resides in Mayfield Heights with her husband and her three children. You can usually find her with a pencil behind her ear and a mic in her hand, or an apron on.

Recent Articles by Jen

  Which restaurants, chefs would you like to see collaborate? The Taste Buds share their dream teams

Cleveland Cooks: Barroco condado cheese dip will change your life

9 signs that your child is addicted to video games, and how to curb it

What kind of wine do you like to drink? Cheers with the Taste Buds

Culinary Vegetable Institute dishing irresistible veggie pot pie: Cleveland Cooks

Taste Buds look back on 2018 food trends and ahead to 2019

Cleveland Cooks: Sippin’ Santa Holiday Tiki Drink Recipes

We tried out 3 kitchen appliances you’ll get for Christmas: Here’s what we thought

Find out what a Buche de Noel is and why Clevelanders need it this Christmas

Landerhaven’s executive caterers prepare a delicious beef wellington

Why does it take so long to trace the source of an E. Coli outbreak?

Hottest kitchen appliance gifts for Christmas 2018 tested by Taste Buds

Should more Ohio companies offer drug treatment for employed addicts like these businesses?

TINMAN: A simple food concept. Born in Cleveland, rooted in nostalgia: Cleveland Cooks

Cleveland’s new pop-up holiday bar downtown will make you feel like you’re at a ‘Mad Men’ Christmas party (photos)

Don’t get sick on Thanksgiving. Things you shouldn’t do with your turkey this holiday

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food to cook? Tune into Taste Buds

The Ohio butcher shop that makes the best roasted turkey

Iron Chef Judge Mario Rizzotti dishes on delicious Thanksgiving small plates

Is fast casual the new fast food?