James Nicholas Ellis

James Nicholas Ellis is a practicing writer, avid reader, and home chef. He enjoys discovering new books and cookbooks to add to his ever-growing library, testing out new recipes, and hosting dinner parties.

He enjoys studying the cookbooks and recipes of chefs such as Jacques Pepin, Alice Waters, Mario Batali, and Lidia Bastianich. James Nicholas Ellis is currently studying the foundations of classic French and Italian cuisine, to master the basics of the two great culinary traditions. He enjoys making hearty pasta dishes and roasts in the winter, and grilling in the summertime for his family and friends. One of his favorite things about cooking is the joy and sense of togetherness it brings to everyone around him.

James Nicholas Ellis enjoys traveling to major cities such as New York and Boston to eat at new and classic restaurants. He goes to restaurants not only for entertainment and great food, but to learn and gather new ideas for his own kitchen from talented chefs.

When he is not in the kitchen or eating out, you can find James Nicholas Ellis visiting local bookstores, attending readings, and working on his creative writing at home. He is a voracious reader. His favorite authors include Stephen King, Paulo Coelho, Anthony Bourdain, and Ernest Hemingway. He is always looking for new book and author recommendations, and he enjoys discussing writing and the creative process with other writers and artists. His dream is to publish his own books one day.