Contributors Winter 2016-2017

Keith FerrisKeith Ferris

Keith Ferris (The Sweet Life at La Deliziosa) is a Hudson Valley native who started his career as a photojournalist fifteen years ago. He honed his skills working as a staff photographer for The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and has been widely published in magazines and periodicals.

Roy GumpelRoy Gumpel

Roy Gumpel (The Taconic, One Bite at a Time) has been a photographer for 40 years. He shoots worldwide and hosted a National Geographic Explorer TV documentary about his Route 66 road trip/photo shoot. Roy lives in Woodstock.

Meredith HeuerMeredith Heuer

Meredith Heuer was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She has spent the last 15 years traveling the globe, shooting assignments ranging from apples to Arnold Schwarzenegger, for magazines such as Fortune, Gourmet and Travel & Leisure.

Abby LubyAbby Luby

Abby Luby covers Hudson Valley agriculture, health, art, local environmental issues. Her articles have appeared in The New York Daily News, SolveClimateNews, The Valley Table, Roll Magazine, and The Real Deal. She teaches writing and literature at Marist College

Phil MansfieldPhil Mansfield

Phil Mansfield (Welcome to Warwick) shoots for The New York Times, Vogue Living and Food & Wine. Phil’s latest cookbook, Eat Fresh Food was published by Bloomsbury. He runs the digital lab and teaches at The Center for Photography in Woodstock.


JENNIFER MAY photographed many recent cookbooks, including Iron Chef Michael Symon’s Carnivore, and Alana Chernila’s The Homemade Pantry. The Art of Living According to Joe Beef (2011) recently won the Food52 Piglet trophy as the year’s most notable cookbook.

Katharine MillonziKatharine Millonzi

Katharine Millonzi A gastronome and consultant, Katharine Millonzi is fresh from a decade spent steeping in food-culture relations abroad. Now shifting her palate from olives to apples, her current projects include curating a small portfolio of farmstays in the Hudson Valley.

Julia SextonJulia Sexton

Julia Sexton is a New York based restaurant critic, food writer and national award winning blogger whose work has appeared in The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Sexton’s book, Hudson Valley Chef's Table (Globe Pequot, 2014), discusses the heated Hudson Valley restaurant scene.

Laura SilvermanLaura Silverman

Laura Silverman is a cook, gardener, forager and world traveler. She lives in Sullivan County, where she writes about truly shameless indulgence on her blog,

Andrea SwensonAndrea Swenson

Andrea Swenson, a food stylist in New York City for over two decades and author of Gifts from the Kitchen, a cookbook for the Dummies series, is now photographing and writing about distant places and all things edible.