Even as a toddler Adam re-designed everything in his path. At four years old, he took his mother’s Minolta and starting messing around with photography. He is now living in Brooklyn NY, and works as a photographer, videographer, graphic, and web designer.
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.
Albert Yee is a writer of fiction and nonfiction and a historical interpreter at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville. He holds an MFA in writing from The New School, and is currently working on a novel about the living history movement.
Alex Jones is a freelance local food consultant and advocate in and around Philadelphia. She also writes about food, farming and sustainability for Grid, Philly Beer Scene and BillyPenn.com. Hhe’s worked as a CSA manager, local food buyer, cheese salesperson, and value chain coordinator.
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.
Amanda Feifer is the fermentation educator behind the blog Phickle.com, where she shares her recipes for fermented foods and beverages of all kinds. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their rambunctious pit bull pup.
Amy McKeever is a photographer who was born and raised in the Philly area and was thrilled when she recently moved back. Her favorite food is a farm fresh tomato. More of her work can be seen at rebeccamcalpin.com.
Amy Strauss (The Flavors of Christmas City USA) is a full-blown PA Dutch gal living on a diet of pickled products and cured meats. Fond of craft beer and the art of butchery, she acts as the editor of the food-focused The Town Dish network by day and, by night, perfects age-old, lard-heavy baking recipes.
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.
Angela Fleury is a Jersey-born free-lance writer and editor currently based in Philadelphia. She formerly worked at Travel + Leisure magazine. Follow her cake-baking quest on Instagram under #12cakesin2016.
Anna Goldfarb is publisher of the dating blog, Shmitten Kitten, and an advice columnist for The Frisky. She wrote the humor memoir, Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through. She tweets about spilling red wine on her sweatpants@MsAnnaGoldfarb.
April White’s (A Tall Glass of Autumn) craving for good food and great stories has taken her from the kitchens of Philadelphia to the goat farms of Tuscany, the paladares of Havana and the tchouk huts of West Africa. The award-winning food writer is the author of several books, including Jose Garces’s Latin Evolution and The Philadelphia Chef ’s Table. Visit her at aprwhite.com.
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.
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.
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.
Chloe Berk is a food and lifestyle photographer whose passion for photography was ignited while studying abroad in Paris, France. Now living in Philadelphia, she is enjoying exploring the vibrant food and arts scene the city has to offer.
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.
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.
Danielle Mulcahy is an illustrator, filmmaker, and multimedia artist. She has illustrated children’s books, directed, shot, and edited creative films for children’s camps, private companies, and herself.
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.
Debbie Koenig (Flour Power) is the author of Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals & Other Kitchen Tricks for New Parents (William Morrow, 2012). Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Fine Cooking and other publications. Debbie lives in Brooklyn, New York, and blogs at debbiekoenig.com.
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.
Based in Philadelphia, Drew Lazor (The House that Cheese Built, O Christmas Cheese) writes about food, drink, movies and music locally and nationally. Check out more of his work at drewlazor.com
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.
Estelle Tracy is a Chester County-based freelance writer with a French accent. A self-proclaimed chocoholic, she shares her passion for chocolate at 37chocolates.com. When she’s not drinking a latte, she’s probably posting about it on Instagram @tetellita.
Glenn Race is fascinated by the connection between food and culture, and enjoys photographing events that bring people and food together. A regular contributor to local and regional magazines, he resides in Frenchtown with his wife and son. See more at glennrace.com.
Grace Dickinson is a freelance photographer and author of FoodFitnessFreshAir.com. Her work has appeared in publications such as Food & Wine, Draft, and Philly.com. You can catch Grace cruising by bike through Philadelphia.
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.
Jackie Botto is a food-focused designer, photographer, and writer in Philadelphia. If she’s not working with good local food, you can bet she’s eating it. Her portfolio can be found at jackiebotto.com.
Jane Therese is an award-winning screenwriter and photojournalist living in Bucks County. She is a member of NPPA and IMDb. For more information and samples of her work visit janetheresephoto.com.
Jenn Ladd writes about food, beer, culture and whatever else she finds interesting in between working shifts at Monk’s Café. Previously she worked as the food editor at the (now-defunct) Philadelphia City Paper, special sections editor at the Baltimore Business Journal and film editor at Baltimore City Paper.
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.
Joy Manning is a James Beard Award–nominated food writer. She’s contributed to Food & Wine, Women’s Health, Details, and Shape magazines. Her work has also been featured in the Best Food Writing series. She lives in South Philly and is editor of Edible Philly. She tweets her culinary adventures at @ joymanning.
Katherine Rapin writes about the growers, chefs, shoppers and eaters of Philadelphia. This winter, she was selected as Edible Philly’s first food writing fellow. You can read about her food-centric encounters in these pages and on her blog, PhillyforLunch.blogspot.com.
Kristen Terebesi grew up in Chester County and is a freelance photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer. You can view more of her work at afewfishies.com. Go Gamecocks!
Liz Pacheco is a freelance writer in Philadelphia whose interest in food issues was sparked while completing her masters in environmental journalism at Michigan State. Former editor of Grid magazine, she is always on the lookout for stories on sustainable eating.
Lynne Goldman, has been writing about local food in Bucks County since starting her blog, Bucks County Taste, in 2008. Since then she has written over 1,000 stories about local farms, chefs, artisanal food producers, farmers markets, restaurants and bars.
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.
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.
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.
Michele W. Berger is a journalist who writes about food, science and the environment. She is currently the science editor for weather.com. This is her first story for Edible Philly.
Mike Madaio has been covering the Philly-area food scene since 2003, when he created Main Line Dine. His writing has appeared in publications such as Wine Enthusiast, Home + Table and Philly Beer Scene. His latest blog project is undiscovereditaly.us.
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.
Nina Cazille is a freelance photographer specializing in food and beverage, real estate, corporate and event photography. She lives her life one frame at a time with her family in Chester County. She can be found regularly exploring the local beer scene with the West Chester Beer Ladies.
Peggy Paul (A Grass-fed Feast) is a Philly-based freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. When not freelancing, she works part-time at the Fair Food Farmstand, peddling produce and educating consumers about Pennsylvania’s local agriculture scene. For more about Peggy, check out her blog, anunstilllife.com.
Peggy Paul Casella is a cookbook editor, writer, and produce peddler based in the Philly’s Fishtown neighborhood, and author of the blog Thursday Night Pizza. To learn more about Peggy, visit peggy-paul.com.
Rebecca McAlpin is a photographer who was born and raised in the Philly area and was thrilled when she recently moved back. Her favorite food is a farm fresh tomato. More of her work can be seen at rebeccamcalpin.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.
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.
Robin Shreeves is a freelance writer who writes about any and everything dealing with sustainable food. She’s the eco-friendly food blogger for Mother Nature Network and the owner of the South Jersey Locavore blog (southjerseylocavore.com).
Sarah Davis is a museum communications manager, an occasional tour guide, and an independent scholar of American literature and art. She blogs about food, history, and culture at scenesofeating.com. Her PhD is from Temple University.
Sarah Grey is a freelance writer and editor at Grey Editing LLC (greyediting.com) in Fishtown, Philadelphia, and the force behind Friday Night Meatballs (fridaynightmeatballs.com). Her writing can be found at sarahgreywrites.com.
Sarah Maiellano is a Phillybased writer covering travel and food for local and national publications. Originally from Northeast Philadelphia, she spent 10 years in Washington, D.C. and now lives in Washington Square West. Read more: sarahmaiellano.com.
Saul Rosenbaum is an illustrator and designer who enjoys bright colors and big bold shapes. When not drawing he enjoys a nice cold craft beer, great chicken wings and a good movie.
Steve Teare is a Philadelphia-based illustrator and art teacher. His work has appeared in VICE, Philadelphia City Paper, WHYY, and Apiary Magazine. He has illustrated several children’s books, and is the writer. See more of his work at steveteareillustration.com.
Tara Mataraza Desmond (Food Co-ops 101) is the author of Choosing Sides and co-author of Almost Meatless. She has contributed to Clean Eating, Serious Eats, Parents and the Food Network. Follow her adventures via her blog CrumbsOnMyKeyboard.com.
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.
Thomas Robert Clarke is a board member of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and is known for portraits, events, food, and architectural photography. His work has been published in national and regional magazines. thomasrobertclarke.com.
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.
Wendy Ramunno is an editor for Food & Wine books and a freelance writer focusing on food and drinks. She is also a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Chef’s Training Program and has a daily ice cream habit.
Zoe Schaeffer is a photographer, videographer, writer, and editor. A passionate supporter of sustainable agriculture, she is currently on the road volunteering on organic farms. Find more of her work at zoeschaeffer.com and on Instagram @zschaef.