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

Progressive Field food in 2019 includes 2 new Cleveland favorites to chow down on while watching Indians

  What pantry items would you want with you on a desert island? A debate with the Taste Buds

  Fried red snapper, roasted garlic pasilla pepper served at Paladar Latin Kitchen through Easter

  What are you doing with your leftover corned beef? The Taste Buds have some ideas

  It’s fish fry season; the Taste Buds talk about the best locations for the Lenten favorite

National Napping Day. How do you need to sleep to recover from day light savings?

  Cleveland Cavs team chef unveils light and healthy turkey quinoa cabbage rolls: Cleveland Cooks

  Cleveland Cooks: Enjoy split lobster tail with barley pilaf at Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week

  The Taste Buds remember Cleveland food critic Joe Crea and preview new concessions this season

  What’s at risk when you aren’t using your CPAP machine

  Coveted whiskey comes to Cleveland and an inside look at a new pasta facility on Taste Buds

These are the foods you should love, according to your heart

  Cleveland Cooks: Red tempts palates with Imperial Crab Crust

  11 things you should do in your home to break the sickness cycle

  How to break the cycle of sickness in your household

  What will you make your sweetheart on Valentines Day, or will they cook for you? Today on Taste Buds

  What’s the best food to eat for Valentine’s Day? The Taste Buds share their choices

  Cleveland Cooks: Pork Rind Corn Fritters will score big at your Super Bowl party

  7 things you’re missing when you’re looking at your phone instead of your child

  Parents are missing out on children’s big moments because of screen time