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 Sherman is a San Francisco–based writer, recipe developer and publisher of the food blog Cooking with Amy. She is the author of Williams-Sonoma New Flavors for Appetizers and WinePassport: Portugal and is currently working on her next cookbook focused on meals that can be made in a mug, in a microwave.
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 newly 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.
Diana Yen is the founder of The Jewels of New York, a creative studio that combines a love of cooking with the beauty of everyday things. Her work is expressed through, food styling, writing and photography.
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.
Karla is a freelance writer and group fitness instructor who lives, eats and sweats in Des Moines, Iowa. She appreciates cooking and recreating recipes with healthy twists, then enjoying the results with a good glass of Pinot Noir. You can also find her work in FITNESS and on her blog. Follow her on Twitter @karla522.
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.
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.
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.
Megan Gordon is a food writer, culinary educator, founder of Seattle-based Marge Granola, and author of Whole-Grain Mornings. You can find her over on her blog A Sweet Spoonful as well as on The Kitchn and in numerous other national print and web-based publications.
Megan Myers is a freelance food writer, editor, photographer, and hobbyist gardener living in Central Texas. The year-round growing season inspires her to create simple yet flavorful meals that celebrate fresh flavors for her family. Follow her adventures on her blog, Stetted.
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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