Abby Penning is an experienced writer and editor who, for the past several years, has focused her efforts on developing business content for beauty trade magazines, including spa treatments and products, the scientific development of flavors and fragrances, and marketing and branding strategies for beauty brands. She also has written and edited travel guides, personal profiles and a multitude of online news. She won a FOLIO: writing award for an article on makeup applications for an older generation, and, while based just outside Chicago, she is always curious to travel and experience new adventures, especially in food and beauty.
Amy Keyishian has two little kids, plus two bigger ones on alternate weekends, and a serious compulsion to feed everyone who crosses her path. She's also a compulsive crafter, a shower-singer, and a curator of an ever-expanding boot collection. She lives in San Francisco, though ironically, she left her heart in Brooklyn.
Amy is an east coast transplant living in Iowa. By day she works as a food editor; by nights and weekends she cooks, bakes, gardens, and quilts. Check out her blog here.
Ana is a social marketing professional whose passion for delicious food and good cooking began as a young girl. A Filipino-American, food has always been the highlight of every gathering and celebration serving as a means of familial and cultural expression across generations. She takes pride in doing things the old-fashioned way forgoing freeze-dried and pre-made travesties for tasty freshly made masterpieces. Her favorite dishes are as eclectic as her tastes: foie gras, a good burger, and dim sum. Ana is currently engaged to be married and the mother of three voracious, food loving daughters (including one vegan). She is a California girl currently living in Happy Valley, UT. Connect with Ana at her blog Craftification.com.
Ann is the author of 4 cookbooks, 45 children's books, and several humor books. Her magazine work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York times, Gourmet, and many women's and parenting magazines. She lives in Connecticut.
Before she turns 40 in 2015, Becky is tackling 40 bucket-list items, including learning to cook. When she's not in the kitchen, Becky is a freelance writer who is also studying to become a personal trainer. She loves running outdoors, watching football, and drinking ice-cold beer.
Bill Sertl, the former executive editor of BlackboardEat.com, was also the travel editor of Gourmet magazine. Prior to that, he was an editor at Saveur magazine.
Cheryl is the author of Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables and the voice behind 5 Second Rule, winner of the 2012 IACP award for outstanding culinary blog. She eats and writes in Silicon Valley. Follow Cheryl on Twitter @sternmanrule.
Clare lives in sunny Southern California, and has been writing about food and sustainability issues for over a decade. Follow her on Twitter @c_leschin
Colombe is a chef, cooking instructor, food writer and mom living in New York City. She appears on Better TV's weekly cooking segment for Recipe.com. To read more about her culinary adventures visit her blog.
Emily has an infectious enthusiasm that comes through in her daily pursuits as well as her writing. She lives life to the fullest and tries to convey this excitement through her descriptive playful prose. Cooking, design, community and the intersection of these things fascinate and excite her and as she explores them she strives to share her findings with others through relatable narratives.
Jason Best is a freelance writer and editor who has previously worked at Gourmet as well as Slashfood and TakePart.com. He is currently an editor at Recipe.com.
Kate Silver is an award-winning freelance writer and editor with more than a decade of journalism experience. Based in Chicago, she specializes in features, health, food and travel stories for print publications and websites. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Men's Health, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Southwest Airline's Spirit Magazine and many other outlets.
With 3 daughters, who were tired of eating the same boring sandwiches everyday, Kellie learned to come up with simple yet appealing ways to display their food. Now creating fun kid snacks and meals has become a fun hobby. You can take a peek at Kellie's website and gallery for more inspiration.
Lauren is a full-time mom of two and a part-time writer and editor. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia Journalism school, and has worked in magazines and entertainment. In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking, watching movies and tricking three-year-olds into eating vegetables. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Lesley is an award-winning writer and editor who contributes regularly to Recipe.com and More.com. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and two daughters, blogs about style at denveralamode.com and swears she would cook much more often if she didn't have to clean up afterward.
Award-winning freelance journalist Maureen Callahan routinely pens food and nutrition features, recipes, and reports about scientific research for popular magazines, cookbooks, and websites including PBS’s Next Avenue, Cooking Light, Women's Health and MyRecipes.com. A two time winner of the prestigious James Beard Award, Callahan did her culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She is also a registered dietitian and holds a masters of science degree in nutrition communications from Boston University.
Though Max Plenke grew up in the Midwest, his appreciation for cocktails comes from copious field research as a resident of Las Vegas. And while his cooking forte lies in breakfast foods, he's been fortunate enough to eat the gamut of offerings from the Strip's culinary best and brightest. He's also a touring musician, fair-weather cyclist, and aspiring dinner-food chef.
Molly Watson is a food writer, storyteller, and recipe wizard in San Francisco. She writes localfoods.about.com and The Dinner Files, contributes to Edible San Francisco, and freelances for a wide range of publications.
Monica is a licensed nutritionist and professionally trained chef. For more diet and nutrition tips, check out her weekly Nutrition Diva podcast or visit her blog at NutritionOverEasy.com. You can also connect with Monica on Facebook or Twitter.
Nanette, a former senior features editor for Gourmet magazine, is a New York-based writer for GourmetLive and Gilt Taste, and editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
Rachel Achmad lives and coupons in Western Massachusetts with her husband and twin daughters. She has worked in the food industry for over 20 years, and spends much of her free time preparing homemade, all-natural biscuits and frozen treats for her loyal dog Kobe.
Ruth Cousineau retired as Test Kitchen Director, food editor/stylist for Gourmet Magazine. Author of Country Suppers, Morrow, 1995 and co-author of Tomato Imperative!, Little Brown & Co, 1994 with Sharon Nimtz. She continues to develop recipes for cookbooks, magazines, and online. She now lives in Seattle.
Sarah's love of food led her down what she calls "the culinary rabbit hole," leaving her management job to first apprentice on an organic vegetable farm and then to write about and photograph food professionally. Her agricultural background drives her passion for seasonal, vegetable-centric cuisine, but she will always have a penchant for pastry and chocolate. Sarah is mom to a toddler, with another little one on the way!
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