Keep It Quirky podcast

In the Keep It Quirky podcast, Katie Quinn talks to creators living their dreams and navigating success and failure along the way. Katie Q is a food & travel video creator, popular YouTuber and cookbook author. Passion begets passion, so let's do this! See for privacy and opt-out information.


episode 72: This author’s dream illustrator, Jessie Kanelos Weiner

Jessie Kanelos Weiner is an author and illustrator -- and she was the illustrator for my book, which publishes today, "Cheese, Wine, and Bread!" Her illustrations are absolutely incredible, and I'm excited to have her on the show.

In this episode, we talk about how she landed on illustration as an art form, her side hustles, and telling stories with her paintbrush. She says, ""The work that speaks most to people is personal work," and I adore the way she defines keeping it quirky: Having the courage to by yourself. YES!

Jessie was born in America, but has lived in France for some time now. She has worked as a food stylist in Paris and New York, and was a costume designer (which led her to picking up watercolor). Now, she is known and highly regarded in the industry for her detailed, whimsical, and instantly recognizable style.


Some of her books are “Paris In Stride," and "Edible Paradise."  Her work explores gastronomy, travel, lifestyle, architecture, and pop culture. You may have seen her illustrations in Vogue, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, among many others.


Jessie on Instagram: @jessiekanelosweiner      

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You can order "Cheese, Wine, and Bread" -- available everywhere books are sold!

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 2021-04-27  35m