Amanda Hesser is the CEO and co-founder of Food52. She is a best-selling author and has been named one of the 50 most influential women in food by Gourmet. At the New York Times, Amanda wrote more than 750 stories and was the food editor at the Times Magazine. She wrote the award-winning books Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardener, and edited the essay collection Eat, Memory. Her last book, a Times bestseller and the winner of a James Beard award, is The Essential New York Times Cookbook. Amanda also created the Twitter app Plodt, and she is a trustee of Awesome Food and an adviser to the Spence Foundation, Real Time Farms and Underground Eats. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 6-year-old twins.
Merrill Stubbs is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Food52. A native New Yorker, she has worked for over a decade in the food industry. She honed her cooking skills at Le Cordon Bleu in London, has written for the New York Times’ T Living, Edible Brooklyn and Body+Soul, and she was the food editor at Herb Quarterly. Merrill is a trustee of Awesome Food, and an adviser to the Spence Foundation, Real Time Farms and Underground Eats. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 11-month-old daughter.