Our Contributors

March 26, 2017
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Christine Ashburn

Christine Ashburn is a Hudson Valley food, farm and portrait photographer. Her love of all things "bountiful" is the inspiration behind her creation "Hudson Valley Field to Fork Tours" launching this summer. Her photographs have appeared in various magazines and were featured in Connecting: Celebrating the People and Places of the Hudson Highlands. Visit Christine's website.


Andre Baranowski

Andre Baranowski is an accomplished editorial and advertising photographer who has worked on major ad campaigns, with work featured in national and international magazines. He has photographed widely celebrated books, including Mediterranean Fresh, Hudson Valley Chef ’s Table, The Kimchi Chronicles, and Sustainably Delicious. Visit Andre's website.


Dana Matthews

Dana Matthews was born in Alabama but currently resides in the Hudson Valley. For the past 20 years, she has worked to create photographs and installations related to the environment and the sensitive time that we live in. Dana's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S. as well as in international collections. Visit Dana's website.

Peter Barrett

Peter Barrett is the author and photographer of Project 258: Making Dinner at Fish & Game. Visit Peter's website.

Elissa Betterbid

Elissa Betterbid is a Jersey girl with childhood ties to the Hudson Valley. She moved to the Hudson Valley full-time in 2013 and hasn't looked back. Elissa keeps a day job in advertising but her personal passions are food, art, music, and culture. Visit Elissa's website.

George Billard

George Billard is an award-winning filmmaker/photographer. He is currently in production on Amateur, a feature documentary about cage-fighters in NYC. Visit George's website.

Kevin West

Kevin West is a journalist and the author of Saving the Season: A Cook’s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving (Knopf). He divides his time between the Berkshires and Los Angeles. Find Kevin's book.

Laura Silverman

Laura Silverman is a writer, cook, and forager who lives in Sullivan County, NY. She is the creator of the lifestyle blog Glutton for Life and the founding naturalist at The Outside Institute, which encourages people to get outside and connect to the healing and transformative powers of nature. Visit Laura's website.

Libby VanderPloeg

Libby VanderPloeg is an artist, illustrator, and, occasional forager raised in Michigan and currently based in Brooklyn. She's been a mushroom enthusiast since she was little, and still feels a meal is incomplete without them. Sometimes, she can be spotted hunting for Chicken of the Woods or chanterelles to elevate her cooking. Visit Libby's website.


Bryan Derballa

Bryan Derballa is a photographer living in Brooklyn. He’s been a vegan for 15 years. He also knows all the best secret swimming holes in the Hudson Valley. Visit Bryan's website.


Molly Magnuson

Molly Magnuson went to Savannah College of Art and Design and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Some of her clients are Oeuf, Natti Natti, Earnshaw’s, Milk Magazine and Smallish Magazine. Visit Molly's website.

Eve Fox

Eve Fox lives in Woodstock, where she has a huge garden (FENCED!), does daily battle with ticks and invasive species, and writes about growing, foraging for, cooking and eating good food. Visit Eve's website.

Colu Henry

Colu Henry is cookbook author and recipe developer. She recently release Back Pocket Pasta with Clarkson Potter. Previously, she was the Director of Public Relations and then the Director of Special Projects at Bon Appétit. Her writing has appeared in Refinery29, Cherry Bombe, LENNY, and Wine Enthusiast. She lives with her husband in Hudson. Visit Colu's website.


Meredith Heuer

Meredith Heuer was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She has spent the last 20 years traveling the globe, shooting assignments ranging from apples to Arnold Schwarzenegger, for magazines such as Fortune, Gourmet and Travel & Leisure. Visit Meredith's website.


Francesco Mastalia

Francesco Mastalia is a documentary photographer and author. His books include DREADSORGANIC: Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley, and YOGA: The Secret of Life. Works from ORGANIC are included in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress. Visit Francesco's website.

Jen Murphy

Jen Murphy is a writer based in Boulder, Colorado. She cultivated her passion for food during an eight-year stint at Food & Wine magazine. Her wanderlust takes her around the globe contributing to publications including Outside, Departures, Conde Nast TravelerMen's Health and Travel & Leisure. Visit Jen's website.

Juditta Musette

Juditta Musette is a RISD alumna whose free lance illustrations have appeared in numerous publications during her career spanning four decades. Graphic Recorder, Portrait Painter, Teacher, Videographer, Musician and Creative Director of Curious Sense, a digital design studio, are just a few of the many hats she wears as a 21st century multi media artist. Visit Juditta's website.

Maggie Prendergast

Maggie Prendergast is an aspiring urban farmer as well as illustrator and graphic designer. She's based in Brooklyn, and specializes is working for small food companies. Clients include Foragers Market, Bjornqorn, and Anita's Yogurt. Visit Maggie's website.

Randazzo Blau Photography

Steve Randazzo and Bette Blau are the photographer-stylist team with a singlular vision behind Randazzo/Blau Photography. Steve is obsessed with light and Bette is obsessed with composition. Their process dovetails and together they build stories one layer at a time. Visit their website.

Peter G. Rose

Author/Food Historian, Peter G. Rose, has published nine books and numerous articles on Dutch food ways and the influence of the Dutch on the American kitchen. Visit her website and her blog.

Abbe Wichman

Abbe Wichman is a freelance writer who is food-knowledgeable, which is a nicer way of saying food-obsessed. She loves exploring the Hudson Valley and beyond for great food, and people making a difference in the food arena. Visit her website.

Eric Zapeda

Eric Zapeda. Photographer. Father of two. Crazy passion for food photography, fly-fishing, and the occasional IPA. Visit his website.

Anne Zimmerman

Anne Zimmerman is the author of An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher and the editor of Love In A Dish and Other Culinary Delights, and M.F.K. Fisher: Musings on Wine and Other Libations. She teaches in Stanford University’s Online Writers Studio and lives in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter.

Taylor Peden and Jen Munkvold

Taylor Peden and Jen Munkvold are the director/photo team based in New York. Both are graduates of Art Center College of Design. Visit Peden + Munk's website.

Bettina Lewin

Bettina Lewin was born in Hildesheim, Germany. She was determined to become a photographer from a very young age, and after completing high school she left for Barcelona where she started photographing for the magazine V.O., and produced a hugely successful campaign for a Spanish fashion chain with just 4 rolls of film and 1 lens. Visit Bettina's website.

Jennifer May

Jennifer May is a food and portrait photographer based in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. She has photographed over 25 cookbooks for celebrity and restaurant chefs, bloggers, and authors. She has also shot for various brand's social, print, and packaging campaigns. Visit Jennifer's website

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