Jen Picciano

Jen Picciano


Cleveland, Ohio

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

  Fairport Harbor’s The Pompadour Bar dishes delectable cocoa almond stuffed dates

  What do you look for when buying cheese? The Taste Buds help with the intimidation of the cheese counter

  The 6 ‘germiest’ places in your home, and none are in the bathroom

It’s safer to make a sandwich on a toilet seat than on a cutting board

  Local Abundance Kitchen is a non-profit that offers international cooking classes taught by refugees

  Taste Buds review the cookbooks everyone is craving

  Warren’s Spirited Kitchen sweet potato gnocchi is great for New Year’s Resolutions; on Cleveland Cooks

  Is your New Year’s resolution to cut back on drinking? Here are some 'mocktails’ from the Taste Buds

What is your favorite Christmas cookie? Help the Taste Buds complete “Sweet 16” cookie tournament

  Cedar Point offers new food, brings back favorites for its 150th anniversary

  The best beer pairings for the holidays with Northeast Ohio restaurant Der Braumeister and the Taste Buds

17 ways to give locally with Cleveland food for the holidays

Lettuce grown hydroponically in Northeast Ohio is essentially ‘E. coli proof’ so go back to eating salads

  What’s your favorite item on a party platter? The Taste Buds discuss meat and cheese trays

  Restaurant industry pioneer Lidia Bastianich joins the Taste Buds; Edible Cleveland previews winter issue

  Rage yoga, Ohio rage rooms give people place to work out their anger

  Rage therapy: Harnessing anger to find relief and relaxation

  How are you preparing your Thanksgiving turkey? The Taste Buds have you covered

  Is Cleveland’s ‘Restaurant Week’ worth it? Share your thoughts with the Taste Buds

  Cleveland Cooks: Ironwood’s gastropub cooking creates ultimate fried bologna sandwich

  Do you know where your seafood comes from? The Taste Buds discuss where fish is sourced from

Euclid waitress gets $1,070 tip at Mama Catena Vino e’Cucina

  Cleveland Cooks: Sharing is optional when it comes to Sapphire Creek’s baked Alaska

  Breast cancer patients using their breath to save their hearts

  Breast cancer patients protecting their hearts from long term damage

  ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants share stories and words of support on Alex Trebek’s diagnosis

  Northeast Ohio ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants weigh in on show’s future amid Alex Trebek’s battle with cancer

  Where are you getting your clambake this season? The Taste Buds have tips to do your own

  Cleveland Cooks: Emerald Necklace offers up piping hot New England clam chowder recipe

  Post-breast cancer breakthrough: repairing patients’ nerve damage