Jesse Cool

Jesse Ziff Cool

Owner and Founder, Cooleatz
Palo Alto, CA / Independent Board Member
Dedicated to sustainable agriculture and cuisine for over 35 years, Jesse is an advocate for local, sustainable, organic food production and for farmers, whom she warmly refers to as her heroes and considers to be the first real environmental pioneers. Jesse’s work in the food business supports her...
Cynthia Daddona

Cynthia Daddona

Cynthia Daddona is an award-winning on camera personality, food and travel journalist and host of #1 NY Times About.com Greek Food Guide video, “A Greek Islands Destination Cooking Class” DVD. Her successful radio talk show Romancing the Table™, is dedicated to exploring the key ingredients to...
Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann is the creator and host of the nationally televised PBS series, Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito™. The series celebrated its milestone 20th season in 2010, making it the longest running cooking series on television. Growing up in Depew, New York, Mary Ann was steeped in the artistry of...
Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Nancy has a passionate interest in Mediterranean food and cultures, and she has played an important and ongoing role at Oldways since the very beginning. In 1987, she helped founder Dun Gifford organize an extensive culinary trip to northern Italy. Nancy, who is fluent in Italian (and Spanish and...
Steve Jenkins

Steven Jenkins

Variously described in print as “New York’s highest-profile grocer” ( New York Magazine ), “the enfant terrible of the fancy food business” ( The New York Times ), and “the eminence grise of American cheesemongers” ( The New Yorker ), as well as having been featured in New York Magazine’s “The 100...
Aglaia Kremezi

Aglaia Kremezi

Aglaia Kremezi was born in Athens and for six years lived on Kea, an island of the Cyclades. She is a journalist, writer, photographer and food columnist for the Sunday Athens paper Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia and the Greek edition of Votre Beaute magazine. She is also a contributing author for the...
Steve Petusevsky

Steven Petusevsky

Highly acclaimed chef Steven Petusevsky is widely known as a pioneer in the pairing of health and exceptional taste. His culinary studies have taken him across the globe in search of innovative and authentic cooking techniques. Robust earthy flavors and vibrant cuisines capture the influence and...
Amy Riolo

Amy Riolo

Chef, Cuisine and Culture Expert, and Educator
Washington, DC
Amy Riolo is a graduate of Cornell University based in Washington, DC. As an award-winning author, chef, television personality, cuisine and culture expert, and educator, Amy Riolo makes frequent television and radio appearances in the United States and abroad. She creates and appears weekly in 90-...
Lorna Sass

Lorna Sass

Lorna Sass is a widely published food writer and an award-winning cookbook author. Her career in food began as a culinary historian: while studying for her PhD in medieval literature at Columbia University, Lorna wrote four historical cookbooks that were published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
Michele Scicolone

Michele Scicolone

Michele Scicolone is a cookbook author and writer who specializes in food, wine and travel. She is the author of 16 cookbooks, the latest being The BLT Cookbook co-authored with chef Laurent Tourondel, and Essentials of Italian Cooking (Williams-Sonoma). Entertaining with the Sopranos was published...
Dave Shalleck

David Shalleck

David Shalleck has worked for over two decades in the food business as a chef and television culinary producer alongside some of America’s most celebrated chefs. He is the author of Mediterranean Summer, a culinary travel memoir published by Broadway Books, and has cooked in noted restaurants and...
Ana Sortun

Ana Sortun

In her memoir, Eating My Words, food writer Mimi Sheraton included Ana Sortun as one of the country’s “best creative fusion practitioners,” describing the chef’s food as “inspired and inspiring.” With a degree from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, the Seattle-born Sortun opened Moncef Medeb’s...
Paula Wolfert

Paula Wolfert

Paula Wolfert, a resident of Sonoma, CA, is the author of eight previously published cookbooks , all considered classics. Among them: Couscous and Other Good Food From Morocco , The Cooking of Southwest France , and five books on Mediterranean cuisine including the much praised Cooking of the...