Jim Mumford

Jim Mumford is a food and lifestyle contributor for InsideHook, and has been writing about food and food related matters for over a decade. A true midwestern boy, Jim was born, raised, and educated in Indiana (Boiler up!), then spent 10 years in Chicago eating and learning about thin pizza, cured meats, and fermented peppers. In 2014, he created Jim Cooks Food Good, a brand dedicated to fit and functional food, sharing his no-nonsense recipes to the world. A three-time cookbook author, Jim is no stranger to both researching all kinds of culinary endeavors, then developing strategies to craft them at home. Specifically, Jim's love of pizza has turned him into a regional pizza expert, co-hosting a weekly pizza themed podcast and leading to partnerships with many pizzerias and pizza brands. With a background in engineering, Jim brings a dash of science to his recipes, not only explaining the mechanics of how to cook a dish, but why the flavors and techniques work on a deeper level. Jim currently lives in Western Michigan with his wife, two daughters, and three outdoor pizza ovens.

All Articles From Jim Mumford

5 Ways to Use Whiskey in the Kitchen

This beloved brown spirit isn’t just for your home bar

How to Make Tavern-Style Pizza, the Other Chicago Pie

Forget deep dish and try this thin-crust version instead

The Very Interesting History of Irish Corned Beef

Plus three recipes to try this weekend

The Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer and Tonic Water

Even though they're all carbonated water, they serve different purposes when making cocktails

Start the Day Right With These 5 Protein-Packed Breakfasts

Even notorious breakfast-skippers will come to the table for these meals

5 Ways to Use Cocktail Bitters in Your Kitchen

Borrow from your bar cart to whip up these sweet and savory recipes

How to Make Italian American-Style Sicilian Pizza

Once you master this pan-baked pie, it’ll quickly become your go-to

5 Turkey Alternatives to Make for Thanksgiving This Year

If you’re bored of that great big bird, these festive mains will bring excitement back to the holiday meal

The Best Wood for Smoking Turkey, Beef, Pork and Other Tasty Meats

Plus, three wood-in-the-smoker myths we’re debunking right here

Award-Winning Chili Recipe to Try This Fall + 6 Tips to Chili Greatness

Plus, an award-winning beef chili recipe that’s perfect for fall

5 Elevated Game Day Snacks to Impress Every Palate

Green bean fries and hot honey meatballs ftw

How to Make Indiana’s Beloved Pork Tenderloin Sandwich at Home

A food writer recalls the nostalgic childhood meal and provides a recipe for the fried delight

Four Homemade Burger Sauce Recipes to Elevate Burger Night

These make-ahead condiments are easy and delicious

This Digital Club Just Might Make You a Pizza Expert

What started as a way to connect with others during the pandemic has morphed into a global sensation

5 Unexpected Foods to Grill This Season

These dishes will up the ante of every backyard gathering

Why You'll Want to Celebrate Something Called Dyngus Day

Sausage and beer at 9:30 in the morning? Sign us up.