Diana Cercone writes about food, art and travel. Her work has appeared in regional magazines as well as in The New York Times. An advocate of sustainable agriculture, she strives to build awareness about local food and the benefits of buying and enjoying it through her writing.
Adam Erace is the restaurant critic for the Philadelphia City Paper, also writes about food and travel for Details, Fodor’s and Southern Living and runs Green Aisle Grocery on East Passyunk. He lives in South Philly with his wife, Charlotte, and two rescue mutts, Lupo and Marco.
Chris Malloy is a free lance writer and photographer from the Philadelphia area now based in Hoboken. He has lived and worked on farms in central Italy, hoeing bean fields, harvesting artichokes, feeding pigs and bottling wine. Chris has a master’s degree in food studies from Boston University.
Joel Mathis is associate editor for PhillyMag.com. He is also a nationally syndicated political columnist for McClatchy Tribune News Service and a regular contributor on tech topics for Macworld. A native Kansan, Mathis is glad to live in a city with real Italian food.
Marisa McClellan is a blogger, canning teacher and dedicated farmers’ market shopper who lives in Philadelphia. Author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year- Round, she also writes regularly for Food52, the Food Network and the web site The Kitchn. Find her at foodinjars.com.
Andrea Monzo, a photography graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, worked in children’s television production in Manhattan before returning to Philly to pursue her passion: shooting all things food-related. Her goal is to make beautiful cookbooks. View her work at andreamonzo.com.
Rick Nichols wrote more than 1,000 food columns for The Philadelphia Inquirer over a long career there, several of which have appeared in Best Food Writing. He teaches food writing at the University of Pennsylvania. The Reading Terminal Market named its new meeting-and-eating room in his honor.
Virginia Perry-Unger is a self-taught artist hailing from upstate NY. An interest in gardening developed into a passion for farming, leading her to Central Vermont, the Hudson Valley, and finally to New Jersey. She is currently an intern at Howell Living History Farm working with draft animals.
Caroline Russock is the food editor of Philadelphia City Paper. Past gigs include vetting thousands of recipes for Serious Eats, bar-tending in rural Sicily and running a French bistro in San Diego.
Neal Santos is a photographer living and working in Philadelphia. Currently, he serves as the chief photographer at the Philadelphia City Paper. Additionally he runs a small-scale urban farm called Farm 51 with his partner.
Emily Teel writes for Grid Magazine, Serious Eats, and Foobooz, the food blog for Philadelphia Magazine. Though she loves Philly, she also has a soft spot for Parma, Italy, where she completed a Master of Arts in food culture and communications at the University of Gastronomic Sciences.