About the Author
magazine is the indispensable guide to living in the West, keeping fresh and staying on target with its 4.5 million readers for more than a century. Spokesperson Tori Ritchie
is a native to San Francisco and has been writing about food and teaching cooking for over 20 years. She trained at Tante Marie's Cooking School, completing the 9-month professional course and apprenticing at Chez Panisse Café. For the past decade, she's been a featured host and guest of popular TV shows, from hosting 91 episodes of Ultimate Kitchens on Food Network
to a 9-person cooking contest on the web called In the Kitchen with Tori Ritchie. She also made appearances on The Early Show
in a series called the 5-Minute Cooking School with Hannah Storm. When she is not filming, she teaches at Rancho La Puerta, writes for magazines including Bon Appetit, and volunteers for Food Runners, a nonprofit that delivers food to the needy.