About the Author
Gena Knox is an American food writer, cookbook author and entrepreneur. She is also the founder and CEO of Fire & Flavor, a company specializing in all natural, at-home cooking products. Her first cookbook, Gourmet Made Simple, was released in May 2008. Her second book, Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors, was voted Best Southern Cookbook by SIBA and winner of the Eric Hoffer Award. Gena s third book, Southern My Way: Food & Family, will be released October 15, 2013. A native of a small town in Middle Georgia, Gena became comfortable in the kitchen at a young age working with homegrown fruits and vegetables. Gena s roots in the Southern agricultural tradition and a passion for healthy, sustainable living led her to pursue a degree in landscape architecture at The University of Georgia. Gena s lifelong immersion in cooking and locally grown foods paved the way for her career as an author and entrepreneur.