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Lyn DacanayHearty Hosting Fare
Lyn Dacanay graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in English literature. She thought she would be a writer, chef, or travel editor, but ended up in high tech instead. She's currently devising plans to take over Martha Stewart's empire.

Debbie EpsteinScience and Art in the Kitchen
Debbie Epstein is the owner of Debbie Does Dinner, a full service catering company specializing in delicious homestyle cuisine, located in San Francisco, California. Baking is in Debbie's blood; the original Betty Crocker was her ancestor. Debbie's mother reports that "cookie" was Debbie's first word.

Dory HudspethCoffee First;  Funeral Food
Dory L. Hudspeth is an herbalist and co-owner of a business writing firm in Kentucky. Her poetry has appeared in a number of publications including Poet Lore, Thema, Wavelength, Potpourri, and Now & Then.

Anne JenningsEast vs. West: A Search for the Perfect Chowder
Originally from Gainesville, Florida, Anne Jennings now lives and writes in San Jose, California. She is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, and her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA.

Rikke JorgensenA Taste of France
Rikke Jorgensen is a San Francisco-based freelance writer. Her work has appeared in many publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, the San Antonio Express-News, Eurowoman, and Our Animals, the San Francisco SPCA magazine. This essay was previously published on KineticTravel.net.

Erik LeavittFox;  His name is like a ham sandwich
Erik Leavitt is a graduate of Macalester College with degrees in English and classics. Currently he works as a night auditor in Duluth, Minnesota.

Mark PalermoThe Odd Success of the Food Film
Mark Palermo an award-winning film critic and freelance writer whose works have appeared in Canadian Screenwriter and The Coast. He presently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ana SchwartzmanA Full Set of Teeth
Ana Schwartzman is a writer and teacher living in San Francisco. She has written for food, health, and technology publications and is currently working on a collection of personal essays. She gets her Latin temper from her Argentine mother and some of her best recipes by accosting strangers in the grocery store.

Maureen WhiteWinter Dinner for Six
Maureen White currently resides in Manhattan, but is proud to be from Flint, Michigan. She is an actor and host of a local cable television talk show. She cooks whenever she can and is currently working on a line of sophisticated comfort food.

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