One of the web's first video chefs, Heather began posting videos about cooking and wine on YouTube in 2006, in order to promote her freelance career as a recipe tester, content creator, and food media consultant. After one of her early videos was featured by the YouTube Style editor on YouTube's homepage, and passionate fans began asking her for information on more topics than she could possibly make videos about, she set up SoGood.TV as a repository for her written articles and recipes. Since then SoGood has taken on a life of its own, with millions of views and thousands of subscribers, and Heather has steadily increased its subject matter to include food politics, sustainability, and the role of home cooking in our culture. She is at work on several cookbooks that focus on cooks and home cooking.
Previously, she tested recipes, researched, and developed content for Saveur Magazine and Essence Magazine. As a writer, editor, and video producer, her corporate clients have included magazines, newsletters, wine distributors, wine sellers, liquor companies, producers of food products, and food industry non-profits.
Among other distinctions, she has been featured in USA Today as "one of the five food vloggers to watch;" was selected for the Julie and Julia website festival of food blogs; been sponsored by Absolut, among other brands; was the close runner up in the 2010 Next Food Network YouTube Star contest; was a finalist for a Tasty Award; and has been featured by YouTube's editors more than a dozen times.
Heather received a Grand Diploma from the French Culinary Institute and a Tier II Certificate from London's Wine and Spirit Education Trust. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in American History, where one of her happiest experiences was running the Leverett House grill.
She lives with her husband and two daughters in Brooklyn, NY.
music, film, food, wine, history, entertaining, culture, people.