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Karen Chaderjian, managing editor of, is a multimedia and print editor who has worked for the Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years. She has edited a half-dozen books, including "The Washington Post Cookbook" (April 2013). She also served as the consulting editor for and earned her master’s degree in social work. Her love of food was nurtured by her father, a former co-owner of Chad’s Luncheonette in Chicago, and her mother, whom Clementine Paddleford once featured in "How America Eats."

Zester 2012 Reader Favorites

Zester Daily readers have shown an appreciation for a stunning variety of stories over the past year. A quick scan of the 2012 reader