Jean Kerr – Contributing Editor
Jean Kerr is the former Editor and founder of Northeast
FLAVOR magazine, which was named one of the Top 10
new magazines in the USA in its first year of publication.
She is the author of three cookbooks and a two-time
Book of the Year nominee. She currently writes for Yankee
magazine and Cruising World.
Zeynep Kiliç – Tables of Istanbul
Zeynep Kılıç was born and raised in Turkey and moved
to the U.S. to pursue graduate degrees in sociology at
Arizona State University. She arrived in Anchorage in
2008 after fourteen years in the Arizona desert. Her early
work focused on immigration, belonging and citizenship.
Lately she has been exploring food and culture. As an
associate professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage,
besides dabbling in film-making and writing, she teaches
sociology and dances tango.
Denise Landis – Publisher & Editor in Chief; Mocktails &
Cocktails; Editors’ Picks
Denise Landis has a degree in Anthropology and had been
employed as an archeologist for seven years before a food
editor hired her to test some recipes from a cookbook
manuscript. This short stint led to longer assignments,
and two years later she began testing recipes for the New
York Times. She has been a professional recipe tester
for over 25 years and has tested and edited recipes for
many award-winning authors. She is the author of a New
York Times cookbook, and has written for numerous
publications. She is a member of the New England Chapter
of Les Dames d’ Escoffier.
J.D. Landis – Wine Editor; The Odd Bottle: Stone and
Earth: 1985 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
J. D. Landis drinks wine for pleasure and writes books
for pain. He is the author of many novels for adults
and children. He has worked in book publishing and
was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of William Morrow &
Company in New York. His thousand+ bottles of wine are
kept in a crawl space, in which he often bumps his head
in search of the aforementioned pleasure.
Selma Brown Morrow – Contributing Editor; Les Trucs;
Selma Brown Morrow, who lives in Los Angeles, was a
food editor at Bon Appétit magazine for 20 years. She
wrote Potato, a single-subject volume for Williams-Sonoma
in 2002. Known affectionately as “The Kitchen Bully” for her
high standards and attention to detail, she is a freelance
recipe developer, writer, and consultant to restaurants, TV
celebrity chefs, and numerous publications. She can be
reached at email@example.com.
Contributor Photo Credits: Jean Kerr/Courtesy photo,
Zeynep Kilic/ Courtesy photo, Denise Landis/Eva Baughman,
J.D. Landis/Denise Landis, Selma Brown Morrow/Courtesy
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