Founders & Authors

Co-authors

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Katie Stilo

  • Instagram

Classically-trained pastry chef and Emmy award-winning food stylist for the TODAY Show 

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Anthony Contrino 

  • Instagram

Italian-American food expert and host of The TODAY Show’s original digital series, “Saucy.”

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MATT ABDOO
  • Chef Owner Pig Beach BBQ

  • Today Show contributor

  • Memphis in May BBQ champion

  • Instagram
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MICHELE RAGUSSIS
  • Experienced executive chef

  • “Chopped” champion

  • Founder of Chefs For Disaster Relief

  • Instagram
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AMY CURRIE
  • James Beard award-winning culinary producer

  • Culinary producer for Food Network Kitchen app

  • Launched Panna Cooking, a digital-video cooking and recipe platform featuring celebrity chefs

  • Instagram
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ALEJANDRO MAZZA
  • Global ambassador for Ramazzotti 

  • Milan-based sommelier and mixologist

  • Instagram
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MOLLY WENK
  • Food stylist & culinary producer

  • Host of Martha Stewart’s digital series, “Frosted.”

  • Instagram

Design Team

Illustrator

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  • Art Director

  • Scenic Designer

  • Artist

  • Professor

  • Mom

Local USA829 Member

Art Director

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  • Art Director 

  • Scenic & Costume Designer

Local USA829 Member

Editor

Tech Consultant 

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ERICA CHAYES WIDA
  • freelance journalist and recipe editor who writes for TODAY, BBC, Saveur, PopSugar and ParentMap

  • mother of two who loves poetry, pasta and her record collection

  • Instagram
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WILLIAM HARTMAN
  • Manager of Cloud Services and Infrastructure in the DC area

  • Primary focus in network architecture and security