More About the Author
Rebecca Lang is the author of Around the Southern Table (Oxmoor House, 2012), Quick-Fix Southern (Andrews McMeel, March 2011), Southern Entertaining for a New Generation (Cumberland House 2004) and Mary Mac's Tea Room (Looking Glass Books 2005). She is a Contributing Editor for Southern Living and has been featured in over 50 cooking segments on the nationally syndicated show Daytime. She is a Contributing Editor for myrecipes.com and is the author of the popular column, "Girls' Night In," on the site.
Her food writing has appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Disney's Family Fun magazine, Flavors Magazine, Edible Atlanta, Legacy Magazine, and Athens Magazine. She has also written for several other newspapers throughout the South, including the Fernandina Beach News Leader and the Athens Banner-Herald. Her blog has been featured on the James Beard Foundation's blog as well as the Food News Journal.
Rebecca has worked on the editorial aspect of over 30 books. She began her editorial career as an assistant food editor for Oxmoor House. She also worked as a freelance project manager and text designer for Looking Glass Books.
Having taught hundreds of classes, Rebecca is an accomplished cooking instructor. She teaches at various locations in Atlanta and also travels the country teaching classes to groups as large as 1,200 students.
In addition to her work with Southern Living, Rebecca's television appearances include Home Plate and many local and regional appearances including Good Day Atlanta, Better Mornings Atlanta and Fox 42 in Omaha, Nebraska. She also appeared numerous times on the nationally televised show Every Day with Marcus and Lisa. Rebecca has been a guest on Martha Stewart's Everyday Food on Sirius and XM Radio. She has been quoted in Glamour magazine and the London Evening Standard.
Rebecca has been a food stylist and hand model for various print and television commercials. She has worked with Black & Decker, Krystal, LongHorn Steakhouse, Mrs. Smith's, Shoney's, and Good Eats.
Rebecca was an assistant food stylist for Home Plate Cooking and was the editor and indexer for Atlanta Cooks at Home. She has also developed recipes for Weight Watchers Annual Recipes for Success 2004 and the next book in the series in 2005. Her recipes are included in Christmas with Southern Living 2004 and 2009.
Rebecca is a former apprentice of Nathalie Dupree and a graduate of The University of Georgia. She earned a culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales University. She has served on the board for the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier, and is a member of The International Association of Culinary Professionals, The Southern Foodways Alliance, the James Beard Foundation, and Georgia Organics.