Kathy Gunst is the author of 14 cookbooks; her latest is Notes from a Maine Kitchen (Down East Books, 2011). She writes for Yankee, Eating Well, Washington Post, O, the Oprah Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Down East, and other publications. She is the "Resident Chef" for WBUR's award-winning show, Here and Now, heard on over 180 public radio stations. She writes regularly for Cognoscenti. Her radio work has received 2 James Beard nominations and an IACP award nomination. She teaches cooking and food writing at schools around the country. She lives in southern Maine.