Kate Leahy has traveled from Southern Italy to Myanmar—and many places in between—to research recipes, many of which make it into her books. She has written or edited more than eight books on food and wine, including A16 Food + Wine, the 2009 IACP Cookbook of the Year and recipient of the Julia Child best first book award. Her work has also appeared in Eating Well and several other publications. Prior to writing, she cooked on the line at James Beard Award-winning restaurants A16 in San Francisco, Terra in St. Helena, California, and Radius in Boston. Kate lives in San Francisco.