AMANDA HESSER has been a food columnist and editor at The New York Times for more than a decade. She is the author of "The Essential New York Times Cookbook," the award-winning "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Cook and the Gardener," and editor of the essay collection "Eat, Memory." Hesser is also the co-founder of food52.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Tad Friend, and their two children.
Books:The Essential New York Times Cookbook, November 2010