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A longtime food and travel writer, Kathy Hunt’s work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and in such magazines as VegNews and BackHome and at She is the author of the seafood cookbook "Fish Market” (Running Press, 2013), which Weight Watchers dubbed “one of the top ten books to give and receive in 2013.” National Public Radio’s Kitchen Table also shortlisted “Fish Market” for “best gift for the beach cottage.”
Kathy was a contributing writer for the food encyclopedia “Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl” (Greenwood, 2008) and to an upcoming book on craft brewers and distillers. Currently she is writing the nonfiction book "Herring: A Global History" for Reaktion Books.
Along with writing, Kathy works as a cooking instructor, recipe tester, lecturer and photographer.  She can be found at and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. An alumnus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she holds two Master of Science degrees. Kathy divides her time between Manhattan and an 1801 farmhouse in suburban Philadelphia.

Indian wine at Oberoi Amarvilas hotel, with Taj Mahal in the background

Traveling through India on summer vacation, I had expected breathtaking sites, punishingly hot weather and fresh, flavorful food. What I didn't anticipate was fine,

"Dolci: Italy's Sweets" by Francine Segan

Spend any time with me and you'll quickly learn that I love travel and I love sweets. Thus you can imagine my delight with

Workers shell coconut in Vietnam

For years I had dismissed coconut as merely the main ingredient in macaroons, cream pies and piña coladas, and what I added to curries

Dragon fruit

Whenever I travel, I try to live by the adage, "When in Rome


Forget the nesting songbirds, flowering trees and sunny days. For seafood fans on the East Coast, springtime means the return of the rare seafood


As an avid seafood eater and occasional fisherman, I have amassed a boatload of fish cookbooks. Among my favorites is “The River Cottage Fish


On my first trip through Morocco, I packed not only a guidebook but also a cookbook: Paula Wolfert's 1973 classic, "Couscous and Other Good


Whenever I yearn to jet off to an exotic locale or simply want a way to spice up my dinner menu, I reach for