Project Fire + The Brisket Chronicles
Multi-award winning author, journalist, lecturer, and TV host, Steven Raichlen is the man who reinvented modern barbecue. His latest two books are Project Fire and The Brisket Chronicles. And his 31 books include the international blockbusters The Barbecue Bible, How To Grill, Project Smoke, and The New York Times bestselling Planet Barbecue. His novel, The Hermit of Chappaquiddick, tells a story of love, loss, redemption and really good food set on Martha's Vineyard. Translated into 17 languages, Raichlen's books have won 5 James Beard Awards and 3 IACP-Julia Child Awards and have sold more than 5 million copies. His TV shows include the public television series Steven Raichlen’s Project Fire, Project Smoke; Primal Grill; and Barbecue University; the French language series Le Maitre du Grill and Les Incontournables de BBQ, and the Italian series Steven Raichlen Grills Italy. He’s written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, GQ, and all the major food magazines. Founder of Barbecue University, in 2015, Raichlen was inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame.
Emily Vikre is a native Duluthian who holds a PhD in food policy and behavioral theory from Tufts University. She is co-founder and co-owner of Vikre Distillery, which has been named best craft specialty spirits distillery by USA Today. The distillery has also won a slew of technical awards: a gold and five silvers at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition; gold, silver, and bronze awards from the American Craft Distiller’s Association; silvers and bronze from the American Distilling Institute; and two Good Food awards. A nationally recognized food and drinks writer, Emily has been a regular columnist for Food52, and has written for Lucky Peach, Minnesota Public Radio, and Norwegian American Weekly.
Monica Stevens Le
Clean Paleo Real Life
Monica Stevens Le is the recipe developer and real food cook behind the popular blog The Movement Menu, a whole-food blog that exhibits many paleo-friendly recipes that won’t break the bank. Her recipes and cooking styles are mainly influenced by her grandmother’s Mediterranean and Jewish recipes, in addition to Asian flavors thanks to her husband’s side of the family. Confirmed matcha addict and lover of all things delicious, Monica began the paleo lifestyle years ago on a whim. Today it’s her passion to create healthy and inspired recipes that are easy to make and easier to eat. Her blog serves as a leading resource for clean paleo, nutrient-dense recipes. And her recipes have been featured on a variety of websites including The Huffington Post, MSN, Shape Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Whole30, Self Magazine, Buzzfeed Food, and Woman’s Day. Clean Paleo Real Life is her first book.
New World Sourdough
Bryan Ford is an award-winning bread baker with Honduran roots and a New Orleans upbringing known for experimentation and innovation. Bryan infuses his passion for his Latin American culture into his recipes on his popular blog Artisan Bryan and Instagram page. Ford is especially known for his sourdough pan de coco recipe, inspired by a traditional Honduran bread. Bryan has helped bakeries in various Latin American countries and is in demand throughout Latin America as a bakery consultant, sharing his love for using local, seasonal ingredients and adapting traditional baking techniques to make distinctive sourdough breads. Bryan also brings his expertise to the judge's table on Food Network's Chopped Sweets, offering insight and critique to the competing chefs.
The Joys of Baking
Samantha Seneviratne is the author of THE JOYS OF BAKING: Recipes and Stories for a Sweet Life, The New Sugar and Spice, nominated for a 2016 James Beard Award, and Gluten-Free for Good. A frequent contributor to the New York Times and Food52, she has been an editor at Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, Fine Cooking, and Good Housekeeping, and her blog Love, Cake was a finalist at the 2015 Saveur Awards. Sam lives in Brooklyn with her son Artie. Visit her at lovecommacake.com and on Instagram at @lovecommacake.
Vegan Yack Attack's Plant-Based Meal Prep
Jackie Sobon is a food photographer, recipe developer, and cookbook author specializing in vegan food. She is the founder of the popular food blog Vegan Yack Attack, that showcases her creative recipes and stunning photography. Her work has been featured on websites such as Bon Appetit, SELF magazine, Thrive magazine, Good Morning America, VegNews.com, PureWow, Buzzfeed, and more.
She is the author of Vegan Bowl Attack!, Vegan Yack Attack on the Go!, and her latest, Vegan Yack Attack’s Plant-Based Meal Prep. Jackie has also self-published three e-books, contributed to We Love Quinoa (Quantum, January 2016), and is the Sweet Treats columnist for VegNews Magazine. She’s also photographed cookbooks for the likes of Jason Wrobel, The Happy Herbivore, What the Health, and many other plant-based brands.
Dirty, Lazy, Keto
Stephanie Laska, author of Dirty, Lazy, Keto, is one of the few keto authors that has successfully lost half of her body weight (140 pounds!) and maintained that weight loss for seven years and counting by following her own version of a ketogenic inspired diet. Her honest sass and fresh approach to keto dieting break the traditional rules. She’s appeared on the Today show, and in print in publications such as, New York Post, Reader’s Digest, Yahoo News, First for Women Magazine, Muscle and Fitness: Hers, Keto for You, Run Disney, and Costco Connection Magazine. She’s run a dozen marathons, most notably the New York City Marathon as a sponsored athlete from Power Bar. Not bad for a girl who ran her first mile (as in ever!) close to age forty.
Starting with Ingredients: 100 Delicious Ways to Make Use of What You've Got
Aliza Green is an award-winning author, journalist, and chef whose books include The Magic of Spice Blends, The Soupmaker's Kitchen, The Butcher's Apprentice, Making Artisan Pasta, The Fishmonger's Apprentice, Starting with Ingredients: Baking, Starting with Ingredients, four popular field guides to food ingredients, and Beans: More than 200 Delicious, Wholesome Recipes from Around the World.
Green is known for her encyclopedic knowledge of every possible ingredient, its history, culture, and use in the kitchen and bakery, and for her lively storytelling. She leads international culinary and cultural tours for the curious and adventuresome cook. Green's books have garnered high praise from critics, readers, and culinary professionals alike, including a James Beard award for Ceviche!: Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist, which she co-authored with Chef Guillermo Pernot.
The Smoke Shop's Backyard BBQ
Andy Husbands, hailed “Boston’s Meat Maven” by The Boston Globe, is the award-winning chef, author, and Pitmaster behind The Smoke Shop, Boston’s acclaimed restaurant. Winner of “Best Barbecue” from Boston Magazine and The Improper Bostonian, The Smoke Shop is a long-time passion project and culminates Husbands’ continued success and pays homage to his extensive 20-year background in the competitive barbecue circuit.
With a career, spanning nearly 30 years, owning and working in restaurants, he serves as one of Boston's most celebrated culinary leaders and foremost authority on regional barbecue and live-fire cooking. Husbands first came into the national spotlight competing on Season 6 of Hell’s Kitchen and is the cofounder of the internationally recognized barbecue team, IQUE BBQ, which became the first New England team to win the World Champions of BBQ title in 2009 at the Jack Daniels World Championship. He’s coauthored six cookbooks, including his latest, The Smoke Shop’s Backyard BBQ, as well as Pitmaster, which was awarded “Book of the Year” by National Barbeque News. He’s also received praise from Wine Spectator, Star Chefs, and more. Husbands is deeply rooted in the community, involved in many charitable causes, and loves spending time with his family.
Jennifer Tyler Lee
Half the Sugar, All the Love
Jennifer Tyler Lee is a best-selling author and healthy food advocate. Her newest cookbook, Half the Sugar, All the Love, shows that reducing sugar doesn’t mean giving up the foods you love — the trick is to sweeten with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables instead of added sugar – her approach has been spotlighted by Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, Jessica Alba, and Oprah. Her latest book hit #1 in its category in January 2020 and was selected as a Barnes & Noble New Year, New You Top Pick for 2020, and her inventive recipes have been featured by The Washington Post, Parents Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Hallmark’s Home and Family, NBC News Better, US Weekly, and many others. Jennifer’s first book, The 52 New Foods Challenge, was nominated for an IACP Cookbook Award.
Modern Country Cooking
Annemarie Ahearn is the author of Modern Country Kitchen (2020) and Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm (2017). She’s garnered acclaim in Bon Appétit, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Annemarie founded Salt Water Farm in 2009, a cooking school for home cooks on Maine’s Penobscot Bay, and opened Salt Water Farm Cafe & Market in Rockport Harbor, Maine. She trained under Dan Barber at Blue Hill restaurant and was a personal assistant to Tom Colicchio. She’s worked in cooking schools and kitchens in Barcelona and Paris, as well as at Saveur Magazine, Slow Food, Maine Magazine, and Down East Magazine. In 2011 she was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, Changing the Way Americans Eat.”
The Little Women Cookbook
Wini Moranville has worked as a food writer and editor for twenty-five years. She is the author of The Little Women Cookbook, released fall of 2019, and The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day. She has also contributed to many cooking magazines and websites, and has a particular passion for heirloom recipes and served as the researcher and writer for Test Kitchen Favorites, a book of best-loved Better Homes and Gardens recipes from 1928 to the early 2000s. Wini is also a published fiction writer and the author of The Record Player and Other Stories. A fan of both France and Louisa May Alcott, Wini’s next project is a travelogue that traces the author’s extensive journeys through France. When not traveling, she lives in Des Moines with her husband, David Wolf.
Recipe Notes: A Taste of Music City
Nina Singto is the chef and owner of Nashville’s Thai Esane, where she brings popular Thai dishes and various other authentic Southeast Asian cuisine to life. Originally from Laos, Singto was taught by her grandmother not only how to cook, but about having a passion for food. When her family opened King Market in Antioch, she joined in to help. She was immediately drawn in by her love of the food and the people. In 2014, she decided to bring the food of King Market into Nashville, opening Thai Esane with a family member as a partner. Most recently, she’s been featured in Recipe Notes: A Taste of Music City.
Recipe Notes: A Taste of Music City
Jim Hagy is the owner of Chef’s Market, which has been voted #1 caterer in Nashville and one of the area’s most popular restaurants. As the grandson of Norvin Hagy of the acclaimed Hagy’s Catfish Hotel Restaurant in Shiloh, Tenn., Jim followed in his grandfather’s footsteps by opening his own restaurant, Chef’s Market, in 1997. It was within the first week of opening that a guest asked Jim to cater, and the other half of the Chef’s Market business was born. Nearly 23 years later, Jim now serves 700 people per day in Chef’s Market’s restaurant and more than 200,000 people each year through catering. Most recently, he’s been featured in Recipe Notes: A Taste of Music City.
Feel Good Food + Garden Fresh Meals for Two
Madalyn Bendgen is an Assistant Editor and Food Stylist for Cuisine at Home magazine. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Culinary Science. During college she interned at Cuisine at Home, and it was then that she knew she wanted to work for a food magazine. Madalyn has held a variety of different positions at Cuisine from grocery shopper, to recipe developer, food stylist, writer, and editor. She’s also a mom to two girls who she hopes will someday share the same passion for food that she does.
Must Love Food Cookbook Summit Welcome
Haley J. Wilson is a Senior Editor for Cuisine at Home Magazine. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Studio Art and holds a Culinary Arts degree from New England Culinary Institute. Haley started her culinary career not knowing what direction it would take her, but Cuisine at Home has been a perfect fit. She started as an intern, testing cookie recipes for Cuisine’s first Cookies book. From grocery shopping and back testing recipes to recipe development, editorial work, and photo shoots, Haley has made lifelong friends and learned more than she ever could have imagined. Outside of work, Haley is married with one daughter and three fur babies who keep her busy and happy.
Must Love Food Cookbook Summit Welcome
Pamela Killeen is a Senior Editor at Cuisine at Home magazine. California born, New Jersey raised, Indiana educated, longtime NYC dweller, and former Madison Avenue ad exec, Pam changed her life 16 years ago. After pursuing her lifelong passion for food, she graduated from The French Culinary Institute, worked with Lidia Bastianich for three years, then left NYC for greener pastures, literally. She now lives and works in Des Moines, IA, as a food editor, where she’s able to marry her background in communication arts with her love of food and cooking. Her job entails both recipe development and testing as well as writing and editing articles, among other things – meaning she’s in the kitchen half the time and at her desk the other half. Pam enjoys kayaking, yoga, and Pilates, and has recently rekindled her interest in gardening, where she’s able to put all she harvests to use in her kitchen.