Afton Cyrus

Afton Cyrus is a Test Cook and Editor at America's Test Kitchen, where she develops recipes for a wide range of cookbooks and online content for the home cook. In addition, she is the owner of Jam Sessions, a small business making and selling small-batch, locally-sourced jams and jellies. Afton teaches canning and preserving classes throughout the Greater Boston area, and also offers private in-home canning parties for those who wish to learn or further develop their skills. Prior to her culinary career, Afton was a teacher and administrator in the Boston Public Schools, and she loves teaching students of all ages! Learn more at

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