A former picky eater, Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic is a freelance writer, editor, and lapsed cheesemonger. She has been writing for KQED's Bay Area Bites since its inception and is the website editor for the Emmy-award winning "Check, Please! Bay Area." She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, and The Boston Globe. An original recapper at Television Without Pity, she also worked on a line of cookbooks for Williams-Sonoma and in the back kitchen of a Jacques Pépin cooking show.
Her first book, SUFFERING SUCCOTASH: A Picky Eater's Quest To Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate is a non-fiction narrative and a heartfelt and humorous exposé on the inner lives of picky eaters. She lives with her husband, son, and assorted cats in Northern California.
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- What do you cook when home alone?
- Pasta drizzled with my favorite French olive oil from Les Baux, Parmigiano-Reggiano, minced parsley, and chives.
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- The space in my kitchen: room to breathe, room to create, room to cook.
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
- 4, until we buy more chairs!