Books Jeremy Jackson Books by Jeremy Jackson Jeremy Jackson has written books about: Nonfiction Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Jeremy Jackson Jeremy Jackson wanted to rethink his grandma Mildred's famous Strawberry Cake recipe, which uses boxed cake mix and Jell-O. His updated cupcake version is shown on the right. Jeremy Jackson for NPR hide caption toggle caption Jeremy Jackson for NPR The Salt Saving Grandma's Strawberry Cake From The Clutches Of Jell-O June 13, 2013 Postwar marketing of convenience foods pushed our grandmothers to take many shortcuts in the kitchen that modern foodies might find unpalatable. Many involved Jell-O. Cookbook author Jeremy Jackson updated his grandma Mildred's famous strawberry cake recipe to remove this old-school secret ingredient. Saving Grandma's Strawberry Cake From The Clutches Of Jell-O Listen · 2:52 2:52 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/190779038/191401322" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Reading: Cooking Recipe: 'Good Day for a Picnic' June 8, 2005 Author Jeremy Jackson suggests wide-ranging incentives for a picnic, from kite-flying to "simple food that travels well," such as fig pate and "cornsomme."