Sarah Blackburn is a home cook, recipe developer, soccer mom, Italophile and managing editor at Edible Boston. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Chef Jeremy Sewall is the co-owner and executive chef of Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston and Burlington, Row 34 in Boston and Portsmouth, NH, and the co-author of The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes and Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw.
Alex Tzelnic Alex Tzelnic lives and teaches in Cambridge, where he can often be found sampling craft beers—for research purposes, of course. His writing has appeared in Tricycle Magazine, Slate and Salon. You can connect with him on Twitter @atz840.
Alison Arnett, Rayna Jhaveri and Lesley Mahoney O'ConnellALISON, RAYNA and LESLEY are all regular contributors to Edible Boston. We couldn’t think of a better trio to tackle the task of profiling these Dozen Doyennes. Be sure to follow their writing wherever they’re printed. ALISON ARNETT is a freelance writer, concentrating on food and agricultural topics. She was formerly the restaurant critic and food writer of the Boston Globe. She also teaches a Writing about Food class for Harvard Extension School. RAYNA JHAVERI is a TV chef on the Emmy-nominated cooking show Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television. She's also a standup comedian, improv musician and executive performance trainer. For more information and bookings, go to raynajhaveri.com. LESLEY MAHONEY O’CONNELL is a South Dartmouth-based writer, editor and content strategist who loves a new food find, whether at a farmers market, restaurant or local purveyor. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alison MooreHaving spent her career as a marketing consultant working with Boston-area entrepreneurs, Alison Moore writes about creative food endeavors in the Greater Boston area. Alison is an ardent cook who enjoys entertaining family and friends at the home she shares with her husband in Wayland, MA.
Food writer and cookbook author Andrea Pyenson is a regular contributor to Edible Boston. You can reach her at email@example.com
Andrew Janjigianis a Senior Editor and resident breadhead at Cook’s Illustrated Magazine. He can be found online as @wordloaf on Twitter and Instagram. He’s also a photographer of people, places and things at andrewjanjigian.com.
Ben Elliotis the chef, farmer and owner of Saltbox Farm and Saltbox Kitchen, Concord MA.
Ben Rigbyis a professional cook, freelance writer and anthropologist. Amateur gardening and banjos round out the days. Follow him on instagram at @rigbybenjamin
Tara Taft loves to explore new and especially hidden places. She is author of a travel memoir, The Tucker—Tyler Adventure, and is a frequent contributor to Edible Boston. When she’s not writing, you can find her riding her bike to a local farmers market or baking something gluten free. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Graberis a Boston-based food writer whose work can be seen in The Boston Globe, Edible Boston and on her blog winedinerepeat.com. A lover of coffee and a glutton for pastry, she and her insatiable appetite can be found eating their way through the city or at email@example.com.
Bethany Graberis the general manager of Trina’s Starlight Lounge.
Brendan Pelleyis the chef at Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar in Medfield, MA.
Brian Samuelsis a Boston-based food photographer and writer and is the creator of the food blog A Thought For Food (www.athoughtforfood.net). Brian’s work has been featured on Saveur.com, Bon Appetit, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post and Edible Boston. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cairo Kironyois a bartender at Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, Boston.
Carolyn Johnsonis the chef at 80 Thoreau in Concord, MA.
Carrie Dianais an enigma.
Casey Hassenstein is a free-lance writer based in Brookline, MA. You can read more of her writing at kitchentablerwriter.com. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Catherine Walthers started foraging for wild foods more than 20 years ago with Russ Cohen, the subject of her profile. She has written four cookbooks, including her latest, Kale Glorious Kale, and offers cooking classes on Martha’s Vineyard. Follow her foraging and food on Instagram @catherine_walthers.
Catrine Kelty is a Boston-based, Montréal-raised food stylist whose father was a pivotal influence on her appreciation of food as craft. Her styling has appeared regularly in Edible Boston, Yankee Magazine, Down East Magazine and ChopChop, as well as cookbooks like Homegrown, Soframiz, Myers+Chang at Home, Eventide and The Kripalu Kitchen among others. Follow her on Instagram @catrinekelty and VSCO: catrinekelty.
Charles Foster is the chef of Woods Hill Table in Concord, MA.
Charles and Rachel Kelsey write from time to time.
Clare Leschin-Hoar covers seafood and food policy. Her work has appeared in Sunset, EatingWell, Cooking Light, The Guardian, Scientific American and on NPR. She has contributed to Edible Boston since its first issue in 2006.
Colleen Suhanosky is the chef at Rifrullo Café in Brookline, MA.
Craig Idlebrook is editor for a pair of diabetes news sites - insulinnation.com and type2nation.com. He lives in Newton with his two children and wife, and a garden that causes him nothing but heartache.
Cristin Nelson is a freelance food and travel writer whose words, recipes and photos have appeared in publications including The Boston Globe, Vegetarian Times and Chickpea Magazine. She lives in Boston with her husband and her enthusiastic appetite.
Cynthia Graber is co-host of Gastropod, a podcast about the science and history of food, and has also written for magazines including Wired, Fast Company, the New Republic and many others.
Deb Kaneb is a freelance writer and former lawyer who owned a local cookie company for 10 years. Her hero is Julia Child and she lives with her lively family of six north of Boston. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diana Rodgers is a “real food” nutritionist and writer living on a working organic farm in Carlisle, Massachusetts. She runs a clinical nutrition practice, and speaks internationally about the intersection of food, sustainability, animal welfare and social justice. She can be found at sustainabledish.com.
Emma Bernstein is 16 years old and in her junior year at the Winsor School. She likes to hike, play with her dog, and bake. Her email is email@example.com
Evan Liu is a graduating senior at Harvard College, majoring in Biology. In his free time, Evan enjoys camping, biking, hiking, running and fermenting and is always looking for strange stories and new adventures. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fred Yarm is a cocktails and spirits enthusiast whose interest has led him to write about drinks over the course of the last decade including blogging on the Cocktail Virgin site and authoring the Drink & Tell: A Boston Cocktail Book. It also pushed him to give up his day job and dedicate himself to bartending; currently he is the lead bartender at Loyal Nine in Cambridge, MA.
Genevieve Rajewski is a Boston-based freelance writer who covers food, science and animals. You can find her at genevieverajewski.com.
Greg Storch is wine director for Lexington’s Berman’s Wine and Spirits by day, and a freelance writer by night (and days off). He lives in Somerville where he slowly eats and drinks his way through the best of Massachusetts. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Gwen Hagerty is the general manager of Shore Leave in Boston’s South End.
Hadley Douglas Together with her husband, TJ, Hadley Douglas is the owner of The Urban Grape, a groundbreaking and popular wine, craft beer and spirits store in Boston’s South End, and the author of Drink Progressively, A Bold New Way to Pair Wine with Food. The official “voice” of The Urban Grape, Hadley translates wine speak to UG’s customers in a clear, fun and vibrant way through her popular newsletters, blog and social media accounts. And while she may have written a book about wine, Hadley never says no to a good cocktail.
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Heather Atwood writes the Food for Thought column in the Gloucester Times and a blog by the same name. She lives in Rockport, and is currently working on a cookbook focusing on foods in coastal Massachusetts towns and villages. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie Bissonnette is the chef and co-owner of Coppa, Toro and Toro NYC.
Jennifer Taillon is a Boston-based writer, graphic designer, and lover of nearly everything baked or made with whiskey. She is the author of gingerandjam.com, a food and lifestyle blog about all things delicious. Contact her at email@example.com, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @gingerandjam.
Joanne Chang is the chef and owner of Flour Bakery + Café and Myers + Chang in Boston, MA.
Jody Adams is a blogger, avid cyclist, mom and local food enthusiast. She's also chef and owner at TRADE, Saloniki and Porto.
John Lee is the manager of Allandale Farm (Boston's last working farm), which specializes in naturally grown local produce. Each summer, John manages an outdoor children's program on the farm. He writes for local news outlets and is deeply involved with farming and locally grown issues in Massachusetts.
Kara and Marni Powers (@twintastes) are twin sister cooks, dining and blogging their way through Boston and beyond. You can read more about their taste travels and recipes on Twin Tastes (twintastes.com). Kara and Marni can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Akunowicz is the chef of Myers + Chang in Boston, MA.
Karen B. Bento is a freelance writer and photographer, watercolor artist and educator. When she is not teaching college writing classes, she can be found reading, journaling, baking or hiking.
Karen Collins is a self-taught pastry chef and owner of Bisousweet Confections, a wholesale bakery located in Shirley, MA. She also co-founded Nashoba Brook Bakery. Karen has always loved to write and has a blog called As the Bread Burns where she discusses baking, business-ing, parenting and life. When she's not baking or writing, Karen spends her time parenting her three children and three dogs, cycling, running, skiing, volunteering and vacuuming.
Katie Hamilburg is the pastry chef of 80 Thoreau in Concord, MA.
Kelsey Tenney (email@example.com) is a food scientist and freelance writer living in the Fenway neighborhood. She loves connecting with passionate food people and can't stop nerding out about what makes food tick. You can follow along with her gastronomic and scientific adventures on her blog Appeasing a Food Geek.
Kim Denney is a teacher-turned-farmer with a passion for animals, open space and preserving traditional New England farming methods. Her background includes a variety of positions in education and a family history of land preservation and celebrating the natural world. She views her time as a farmer as simple stewardship for the next generation.
Kirsten "Kitty" Amann is the co-author of Drinking Like Ladies.
Laura Quincy Jones is a Somerville-based artist, writer, teacher, and gardener. Though most of her professional life has been focused on teaching English literacy in inner-citty high schools, she has also spent years working on organic farms around the world, and cultivating food-gardening projects at home and abroad. Laura can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through her website lauraquincyjones.com.
Leigh Belanger is a cookbook author, writer and editor. Her second cookbook, My Kitchen Chalkboard, about seasonal meal planning and family dinners, came out in May 2018. Leigh's personal chef and kitchen coaching service, Salt & Lemons, help families eat better at home. Find more of her work at saltandlemons.net.
Lesley Mahoney O'Connell is a South Dartmouth-based writer, editor and content strategist who loves a new food find, whether at a farmers market, restaurant or local purveyor. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Lisa Sewall graduated from Johnson and Wales in Providence. She then came to Boston and worked at Biba, before going to Nantucket to work at the White Elephant, Summer House, and Wauwinet. She returned to Boston and was the Pastry Chef at L’Espalier (where she met, Jeremy, her husband.) For five years, she lived in Northern California as the opening Pastry Chef at Ondine in Sausalito. In 2006, she and Jeremy opened Lineage in Brookline. Lisa and Jeremy have three kids which keeps her out of professional kitchens for the moment!
Lisa Zwirn is a freelance food writer, Boston Globe correspondent and author of Christmas Cookies: 50 Recipes to Treasure for the Holiday Season. She enjoys tending to, and reaping the benefits of, her small herb garden.
Louisa Kasdon, journalist and advocate, is the founder of Let’s Talk About Food, an organization that engages the community and the public together around issues in our food system. Kasdon has written over 500 published articles about food, restaurants, health and business.
Luke Pyenson is a food and travel writer, recipe developer, food stylist and photographer based in New York City. You can see examples of his work at www.lukepyenson.com.
Margaret LeRoux writes about local food and the people who grow, prepare and appreciate it. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marion Nestle Ph.D, MPH is the Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing. She is the author of six prize-winning books. She received the James Beard Leadership Award in 2013, and in 2014 the U.S. Healthful Food Council’s Innovator of the Year Award, and the Public Health Association of New York City’s Media Award. Follow Marion on her blog www.foodpolitics.com , or on twitter @marionnestle.
Matt Celonia (email@example.com) has been training beginning farmers at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm for the past 12 seasons. He has worked on farms in Iowa, Vermont, New York and France. Prior to farming, he was a graduate student pursuing a PhD in English.
Matthew Jennings is the chef and owner of Townsman in Boston, MA.
Michael Floreak is a food writer who lives and often eats in Cambridge. His interviews with authors, chefs, writers, food policy experts and other characters from the food world have appeared regularly in the Boston Globe and To Market magazine. Michael holds a Master of Arts in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and recently completed a Master’s of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy from Boston University. In addition to writing about food, Michael works as a brand strategist and writer. You reach him by email at Michael.Floreak@gmail.com or follow on Twitter: @floreak.