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Randi Donahue

Edible Sarasota Contributor Randi DonahueRandi Donahue is a freelance writer and second generation Sarasotan. After earning a Master’s Degree in journalism from Boston’s Emerson College, she returned to her roots, ultimately settling down with the man of her dreams, who shares her love of food, libation and edible gardening.

Donahue is constantly researching the best, local and whole foods options for her family and relishes the chance to write about edible gardening, food trends and companies making waves in the local food industry. She lives in Sarasota with her husband Ryan; one-year old-daughter, Harper; black lab, Fin; and hens Sofia, Blanch and Dorothy. Connect with her at randidonahue@gmail.com.

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Judi Gallagher

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Culinary Director Chef Judi Gallagher has been creating sweet and savory magic since she began baking oatmeal cookies as a child. Known for her passion for all thing delicious, Judi is the Co-Publisher of www.Mycookingmagazine and Culinary Director for ABC 7 where her daily show, “Chef Judi’s Dish” whips up magic daily at noon.

An Honors graduate of the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I., Chef Judi has cooked alongside Jacques Pepin, Emeril Lagasse, Johnny Carrabba and Roy Yamaguci. Her acclaimed television and radio interviews with Baroness Philippine Rothschild, Margrit Mondavi and Alessia Antinori while on tour with the Primum Familia Vino families won praise for bringing a natural inside look to the world’s most famous wine families.

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Kaye Warr

Kaye Warr

Kaye Warr hails from Johannesburg, South Africa, where her passionate and boisterous family engendered a love of food and socializing at an impressionable age.  After relocating to Sarasota with her parents and younger brother, Gordon, Kaye graduated from The Out of Door Academy as part of their inaugural high school class in 1999, then went on to attend the Hospitality Management Program at the University of South Florida School of Hotel & Restaurant Management.  Kaye began her career as a freelance epicurean adventurer under the guise of  “The Dining Diva”  for www.thisweekinsarasota.com and is happy to be a part of Sarasota’s thriving foodie community.  Kaye feels especially privileged to write for a beautiful publication with local integrity such as Edible Sarasota.

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Kate Wight

Kate Wight Edible Bio Pic Kate Wight is a full-time freelance writer and work-at-home mom. When she’s not chasing after an adventurous toddler, she’s writing about everything from parenting to pop culture to green living to social justice issues. You can find more of her work at Urban Pacifier and Bob Brown Art.

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Megan Greenberg

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There’s really only one thing you need to know about Megan: the girl likes to eat.  Trust me.  I am Megan.  And, chances are, I’m eating right now as you read this.  In fact, I’m always eating.  Or dreaming about eating.  Or cooking.  Or shopping for food.  Or reading recipes the way some read Shakespeare.  To me, food – real food from abundant gardens and high quality heritage meats from family farms and, well, chocolate, of course – are what life’s about.  Meals are where memories are made and may my tombstone read: ‘Here lies Megan.  She made great memories.’  I believe, with all things in life, passion must be the main ingredient.  Where there is passion there is flavor.  And flavor is worth writing about.  So, that about covers it… I love to write about eating great food.  

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Kathryn Brass

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Kathryn Brass is a freelance photographer in the Sarasota and surrounding areas.  She specializes in weddings, portraits, and food photography.

She holds an Associate of Science degree in Photographic Technologies from the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, an internationally recognized division of Daytona State College.  She also earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University.

Owning her own business since January of 2010, Kathryn loves to visually explore life’s moments, with the desire to not just deliver a photo, but to tell the story with that image.

Please view her work at www.KathrynBrassPhotography.com

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Angela Jenkins

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To begin and end my day with a photograph is a dream.  My name is Angela and my lens connection began almost 7 years ago.  From landscapes to stills I soon realized that my appetite for food photography was growing.  Movies with culinary focus and cookbooks with so much natural light it could bring one to tears began to feed me.  Not to mention the many plates to cross my camera.  I’ll read a blog post or magazine article where the food scene has been documented so well that I wish I could jump inside and be there, at the table, ready to dig in.  This is my inspiration and what I hope to bring to those who see my work.  All of our senses are meant to engage in any culinary experience and what better way to revisit such moments, than with a photo.

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Elizabeth Sniegocki

Contributor's Photo 2-13 Elizabeth Sniegocki is a writer, naturalist, suburban homesteader, and mother in Sarasota, FL. She writes on seasonal and sustainable living, wholesome cooking, community building, conscious parenting,  and more for various print and online publications. Elizabeth also leads eCourses to help others create a natural and mindful environment around themselves, and within. Learn more about her work atwww.NaturalNester.com, and connect with Elizabeth on Facebook at www.facebook.com/anaturalnester and Twitter @anaturalnester.
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Sara Moone

523092_549875538615_1866025400_n Sara Moone moved to Sarasota from Owensboro, Kentucky in 2006, to attend the New College of Florida. She graduated with an Area of Concentration in Music in 2011. Since graduation, Sara has pursued a career in freelance writing and editing, and her passion for gardening, sustainability and eating local has made contributing to edible Sarasota a wonderful opportunity to explore Sarasota’s rich culinary culture. She works as Content Manager for Blink;Tech, a local web development company, and performs as a violinist and singer with the local Americana and folk band Passerine.
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Abby Weingarten

AbbyPhoto Abby Weingarten is a professional writer and editor whose work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Her bylined articles have appeared on the front page of The Arts section of the New York Times and the Sunday cover of the New York Post, and she has written a wealth of digital content for internationally renowned restaurants and businesses. Abby is a graduate of New College of Florida and lives in Sarasota, Fla., with her husband and daughter.
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Peter Acker

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Peter Acker was born and raised in the UK and has been a full time freelance photographer in the US since 1996. While the bulk of his work in that time has been corporate event photography, from Alaska to Hawaii and all over Europe, he also shoots portraits, editorial, commercial and a LOT of food. His home is in Sarasota where he lives with a canine terrorist named Winston. To see more of his work visit his website at www.packerphoto.com
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Lael Hazan

Lael Hazan

Always interested in food and history, LAEL HAZAN, married into Italian cooking royalty when she wed cookbook author Giuliano Hazan, the only child of the doyenne of Italian cooking Marcella Hazan and wine critic Victor Hazan. Lael holds a BA from UC Santa Cruz with highest honors in western European history and a minor in the Italian Renaissance. She also has dual graduate degrees from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For the past ten years she and her husband have taught at Cooking with Giuliano Hazan at Villa Giona, a cooking school near Verona Italy. She currently lectures on Italian food history in the US, and writes for publications and blogs including Sarasota Magazine, Saveur.com; and hosts a radio show, Focus on Fabulous Food on WSLR, 96.5fm. Lael writes about: Italian food, living in Sarasota, bringing up children, and life within a famous family.

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