Courtney Apple, a Philadelphia native, is an editorial and commercial photographer. Inspired by exotic feasts, dinner parties and her constant quest to find the most authentic dish possible wherever she may be, Courtney’s work has been published in Bon Appétit, Homes & Gardens and Philadelphia Magazine.
By day, Tenaya Darlington is an English professor at Saint Joseph’s University; by night, she is Madame Fromage (madamefromageblog. com). She is the author of The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese and a contributor to Culture Magazine, Cooking Light and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Robert DiGiacomo is the Philadelphia dining writer for Gayot.com and the co-founder of The City Traveler.com. His articles on food and drink, travel and other topics have appeared in The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Taste magazine.
Heather Diane Hardison
Heather Diane Hardison is an illustrator and sign painter in Berkeley, CA. She is the author and illustrator of the food blog Illustrated Bites and is working on her first book. When she isn’t drawing, Heather can be found on her roof tending to her bees.
Carrie Havranek writes about food and travel from her home in Easton, where she is a dedicated shopper of the Easton Farmers’ Market and explores the food scene for Lehigh Valley Style. She is the co-author of Frommer’s Philadelphia & the Amish Country.
Danya Henninger is culture editor for Billy Penn, a columnist at Philly Beer Scene magazine, a restaurant critic for the Courier-Post and a freelance beer writer. In 1997, she founded photo-video firm Imagic Digital with husband Mark Henninger. Find her on twitter at @phillydesign.
Meeri Kim, PhD is a science journalist who contributes regularly to the Washington Post and Philadelphia Inquirer. She has been living in Philadelphia since 2005, and received her PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania last year.
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.
Michael Persico (A Tall Glass of Autumn) is a photographer living and working in Philadelphia. He enjoys shooting bands, portraits and food, in a clean, minimal style. When not attending to the needs of his completely unreliable motorcycle, he enjoys a good surf, when he can get it, on a nice retro plank.
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.
Alexis Siemons is a tea consultant and writer, and is certified in the Foundations of Tea by the Specialty Tea Institute. She writes about her steeped adventures on teaspoonsandpetals.com and teaches culinary tea classes. Her recipes/stories have been published in Anthology Magazine, Kinfolk Magazine and Design*Sponge.
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.
Brett Thomas is an editorial and commercial photographer working and living in Philadelphia with his wife and 2 1/2 year old twins. With nearly two decades of capturing imagery, Brett specializes in still-life and pretty much anything indulgent, savory and delicious. View more at btphotos.com.