Susan Lutz is a photographer, artist and television producer who is currently writing a book about heirloom foods and the American tradition of Sunday dinner. She is a certified Master Food Preserver through the University of California Cooperative Extension, where she helps community members with canning and food preserving techniques. She has produced over 300 hours of documentary and nonfiction television programming for numerous cable networks including The Food Network, HGTV, A&E and History on topics that range from food chemistry to knitting to Haitian voodoo. When she isn't blogging about Sunday dinner, she is often making photographs of heirloom foods or teaching the history of photography. Raised in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley (where her father still cures his own hams), she currently lives near Washington, DC.