Soo Park created FabFoodChicago.com to showcase her love of food, writing, photography, and all things Chicago. Soo has 17 years of marketing and branding experience, including over a decade in the magazine publishing industry where she worked on Chicago, Chicago HOME, Ebony and Jet. Along with @FabFoodChicago (59.7k followers), she also runs @FabSooPark (32.8k followers), which Zagat has rated as a top 100 Instagrammer, and @FabFoodBaby. A video of Soo’s (similar photo used on the book cover) was featured on food celebrity Andrew Zimmern’s #MyZimmernList web series, winning Soo a private lunch with him. Soo lives in Uptown Chicago.
Caryn B. Davis
Caryn B. Davis began her career in the visual arts 30 years ago as a camera person, editor, and producer of documentaries. She has been a professional photographer since 2000, specializing in architectural photography. Her work has taken her to over 50 countries, and still counting! She often combines her images with words to create compelling articles that have been featured in more than 60 magazines.
Beth Branch was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She began baking and created her first food blog, The Collegiate Baker, in 2011 while she was a student at the University of Alabama. Her early baking adventures mainly focused on creating over-the-top birthday cakes for her friends and family, but also included plenty of forays into old family recipes and her grandmother’s recipe box. After graduating from college, Branch rebranded her blog as bethcakes, the name her friends coined for her over-the-top cakes. In addition to family favorite southern recipes, Branch also plays with modern food trends to create fun recipes for people of all baking experience levels to enjoy.
Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced—nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he is a regular contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and writes a weekly opinion column. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is the author of Globe Pequot’s New England Notebook and the upcoming Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds.
Eric D. Lehman
Eric D. Lehman, teaches travel literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport, and his essays, reviews, and stories have appeared in dozens of journals and magazines.
A.J. Schenkman is the author of several books about local and regional history. He has written for manyt magazines, blogs, and academic journals including numerous articles on Hudson Valley history in Ulster Magazine, The Times Herald-Record, Chronogram and on his website, Ulster County History Journal. He is a teacher in Ulters County. He is the Town of Gardiner Historian and Consulting Historian for Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz where he lives with his family