My two passions in life are great food and the state of Michigan. I foraged morels as a toddler, ate pasties on road trips to the U.P., and still consider Lenten fish fries the ultimate Friday night dinner. While at the University of Michigan, I found myself unable to stop hosting dinner parties for my seven roommates, and despite having a PR job lined up after graduation, I made the decision to move to New York City to attend the French Culinary Institute. Since, I have worked in the test kitchens at Good Housekeeping, Martha
Stewart Living Omnimedia's Everyday Food and Whole Living, and Real Simple, and have been a freelance editor for Food Network and MarthaStewart.com. At night, I dream about Cottage Inn Pizza and Bell's beer. Oh yeah, did I mention I'm allergic to gluten?