Arlyn Blake, Publisher of the FOODcalendar,
is an award winning cookbook author, food/wine and travel writer (over
1100 outlets). Considered 'den mother' to the food and beverage industry,
Arlyn has been associated with the James Beard Foundation for over
10 years. She is involved in all areas of the industry, and generously
donates her time through organizations such as SLOWFOOD, IACP,
Chefs Collaborative, Culinary Historians and The American
Institute of Wine and Food.
In her spare time, Arlyn takes opportunities to judge at competitions
– she’s judged wines, cheeses, mustards, cookies, chocolates,
honey, mushrooms, cookbooks and restaurants in countries all over the
world, from Australia to Zambia (really). She's off soon to Chios to write
about masticha, having just come back from the North Pole, where, unwillingly,
she got used to seal meat/fat out of necessity. Stay tuned.