Publication

COOKBOOKS AUTHORED:

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey with Recipes (2016)
Clarkson Potter

Sorghum’s Savor (2015)
University Press of Florida

The Woodford Reserve Cookbook, with Peggy Stevens, (2005)
Famous Recipe Press

In Praise of Tomatoes (2004)
Lark Books

Butter Beans to Blackberries: Recipes from the Southern Garden (1999)
North Point Press

The Festive Table (1995)
North Point Press

Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes and Honest Fried Chicken (1991)
Atlantic Monthly Press

 

ADDITIONAL BOOKS AUTHORED:

Conversations with My Mother (2007)
Lark/AARP

Conversations with My Father (2007)
Lark/AARP

Crafts for the Spirit (2003)
Lark Books

 

BOOKS EDITED:

The Complete Book of Retro Crafts, by Suzie Millions (2008)
Lark Books

Making a Living in Crafts, by Donald Clark (2006)
Lark Books

Cornbread Nation 3, Southern Foodways Alliance (2005)
University of North Carolina Press

Crafting Personal Shrines, by Carol Owen (2004)
Lark Books

The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience (2004)
Lark Books

Knitting with Beads, by Jane Davis (2003)
Lark Books

 

BOOKS CONTRIBUTED TO:

Kentucky Christmas, by George Ella Lyon (2003)
University of Kentucky Press

Cornbread Nation 1, Southern Foodways Alliance (2002)
University of North Carolina Press

The Bill Monroe Reader, by Tom Ewing (2000)
University of Illinois Press

A Gracious Plenty, by John T. Edge; Interview (1999)
G. P. Putnam’s Sons

Savory Memories, L. Elisabeth Beattie, editor; Foreword and essay (1998)
The University Press of Kentucky

Writing for a Reader, Robert M. Brown, editor; Essay (1987)
Little, Brown and Company

Contemporary College Reader, Joyce S. Steward, editor; Essay (1981)
Scott, Foresman and Company

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Editor-in-chief, co-founder
TheZenchilada.com
2009 to 2012

Pre-Publication Editorial Consultant
University of Chicago Press, the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Kentucky, the University of North Carolina Press, the University of Mississippi Press, the University of South Carolina Press, University of Ohio Press
2001 to Present

Freelance Writer
Numerous publications and organizations including Esquire, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Sunset, Cornucopia, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Reader’s Digest Books, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Historic Preservation, Rounder Records, and Warner Bros
1979 to Present

Freelance Editor
1999 to Present

Editor
Entrez! Newsletter of the International Association of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs
September 1999 to August 2001

Editor
Louisville
May 1996 to October 1997

Columnist
Louisville
*James Beard Award Finalist for Magazine Writing in 1993
May 1993 to May 1996

Staff Features Writer
Courier-Journal // Louisville Times
*Pop music critic from 1985-1990
*Restaurant critic from 1990-1992
1982 to 1992