This month in Essence (November 2012) I tested and adapted Thanksgiving recipes from some of the magazine's favorite chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson, Get Em Girls Catering, Miss Robbie from Sweetie Pies, Brown Betty Desserts, and mixologist Jordan Bushell. Great ideas for putting a twist in your Thanksgiving feast!
I just realized that I've been working for and contributing to Essence on and off for 15 years now - my first food show was in Susan Taylor's office in the fall of 1997. How time flies!
There have been many changes in how food has been presented in Essence over the years, and its been exciting to keep up and find new ways to create great content for the magazine.
I look forward to the day Essence Magazine publishes their extensive great back catalog of food editorial and recipes online. In the meantime, I'm thrilled to contribute to the magazine.
Thanks to all my Youtube and SoGood fans for all your feedback, and a special shout out to Jonell Nash, Essence's legendary founding Food Editor, for giving me my first assignments those many years ago.
My contributor bio from a few years ago - I guess I have to update my picture!
My contribution this month (April 2012) to Essence: I tested Danielle Saunders (Chopped Winner!) great juice recipes, particularly The Dieter's Delight. And all of us dieters can use some delight! Get a copy and try them out!
This month (April 2008) I ran a wine tasting party for Essence which was featured as a video on Essence.com, as well as in this article about how to host your own wine tasting party. You should give it a try - its easy and fun!