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Contributors to Seasonal Chef
Frances Anderton
Frances, a freelance writer in Santa Monica, is a producer on the KCRW radio talk show, "Which Way L.A.".
Wendy Bailey
Wendy, a woodblock print artist in northern California, created the wonderful prints that grace this Web site.
Dylan Cardiff
Dylan lives with his wife and two young children in the San Francisco Bay area, where he urban gardens, ferments things, volunteers at the Berkeley Farmers Market and maintains a food blog called Sourdough Monkey Wrangler.
Denise Matychowiak
Denise has worked as a chef in fine restaurants and homes in New York City and is author, with John Zmirak, of  A Bad Catholic’s Guide to Good Living: A Loving Look at the Lighter Side of the Catholic Faith with Recipes for Feasts and Fun (Crossroad Publishing, New York, 2005).
Diana L. Meredith
Diana is a freelance writer living in Berkeley.
Morris Newman
Morris is a journalist and backyard gardener in Los Angeles who in his writing career, specializes in architecture, real estate and planning.
Joanne Seiff
Joanne is a freelance writer, knitwear designer and educator in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Her favorite non-fiction topics include organic food and farming, conservation, and fiber arts. Joanne enjoys making things from scratch: gardening, cooking, canning, baking, and wearing sweaters from wool she’s spun, dyed and knit, preferably from a sheep she knows.
Jill Slater

Jill, who has a background in city planning, recently reverted to her original coast--the east one--after a decade of living and learning about good eating and good living in San Francisco. She has found a way to compost in a New York City apartment.

Victoria Slind-Flor Victoria is a journalist who lives in Oakland, California, where she successfully raises lemons, limes, pears and potatoes in containers on her patio. She's the former food editor, restaurant critic, and wine writer for a New Orleans newspaper and particularly loves writing about and cooking from her Norwegian heritage. Her blog, Driving Audhumla, covers her travels, art-making and other adventures. 
Amanda Thompson Amanda is a rock climber, bicyclist, intrepid world traveler, master chef and a graduate student, working on a master's degree in communications disorders, at the University of Oregon in Eugene. 
Mark Thompson
Mark, the publisher of this Web site, is an avid urban-backyard farmer, whose interest in farming remained intact even after a high school summer of hard labor on a tobacco and cattle farm outside of his hometown, Paris, Kentucky, and even after an ordeal of a different, much worse sort: law school. Mark was so ill-suited for a career in law that he never bothered to take a bar exam. He pursued a career in journalism, instead, during which he has covered a wide array of topics, from genetic fingerprinting for The New Republic to paddlewheel steamers in Bangladesh for the Thai International Airlines inflight magazine. These days, in addition to writing for Seasonal Chef about seasonal produce and farmers markets, he is a bicoastal freelance journalist who splits his time between Los Angeles and Princeton, N.J. He is also author of an award-winning biography, American Character, of an eccentric journalist and Indian rights activist named Charles Fletcher Lummis, who lived in the American Southwest from the 1880s until his death in 1928.

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