Kristin Jensen

Kristin Jensen is the publisher and editor at Nine Bean Rows Books and Blasta Books. Frustrated that many voices and many parts of our food culture were not being represented, she founded these new publishing projects to update the story of the modern, diverse and vibrant food scene in Ireland.

Before she founded her own publishing house, Kristin was a freelance editor and writer for over 20 years, specialising in editing cookbooks and recipes. Kristin is also the co-author of Making Artisan Pizza at Home (Ryland Peters & Small, 2022), Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider (New Island, 2014) and a forthcoming cookbook to be published in spring 2023 and she has served as the secretary and the chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild.

When she’s not pottering in the kitchen or got her nose stuck in a book, you’ll find her walking for miles in the countryside with her dogs, probably listening to a podcast about food.

You can contact Kristin at or on social media @edibleireland, @blastabooks and @9beanrowsbooks.