Jen Sherman

Jen is an urban and cultural geographer, and her previous research interests included public libraries, the retail industry, and festivals. Her PhD examined the relationship between local governments, citizens, and public libraries. She is originally from Sydney, Australia but moved to California four years ago to marry her husband. These days, she spends most of her time chasing after a toddler who doesn’t care in the slightest that Mummy used to have a life before her and only cares about when her next meal is. For Jen, food is both an academic interest and mild obsession. She also writes about books at Book Riot and Baby Librarians.
This One Little Grocery Swap Saved My Family $1,150 in a Single Year
I call it the Great Protein Swap.
Sep 21, 2023
I Tracked Every Penny My Family Spent on Food During the Pandemic in 2020
Groceries
"Our total grocery spend was 50.2 percent higher than in 2019."
Mar 11, 2021
I Tracked Every Single Cent That My Family Spent on Food Last Year and Here’s What I Learned
At around 20¢ per banana, we bought roughly 483 bananas in 2019. Our toddler ate most of them.
Aug 3, 2020