Food Psych #39: Anorexia Recovery Through Food Writing with Jessie Oleson Moore of Cake Spy

Jessie Oleson Moore anorexia cake baking

Jessie Oleson Moore, creator of the illustrated dessert blog Cake Spy, discusses her struggle with anorexia and how writing about food has helped set her on the road to recovery.

A writer, illustrator, and baker, Jessie was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. She honed her artistic skills at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After living in New York for many years, she ventured west to Seattle, where she worked at a refrigerator magnet company. She quit her magnetic job to found

Since 2007, she has made an illustrious but modest living from the site, as well as through various illustration and writing projects. She has written two books, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life (2011) and The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts (2013).

She has also made a number of TV appearances and has recently been enjoying success as a teacher of children's baking classes. Find her at

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