Jessica Farthing Jessica Farthing is a freelance writer focusing on food, health and wellness, travel, and lifestyle topics. She has written for EatingWell, BBC Travel, Insider, Eat This, Not That, Microsoft News and other online and print publications. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.