Tara Austen Weaver writes about things that interest her: food, travel, culture, the environment, adventure. She has lived in five countries on three continents and is happiest either exploring the world with a notebook and camera, or spending the day in a kitchen learning how people feed themselves. She loves to write about farmers, environmentalists, artists, and other passion-driven individuals.
Tara's first full-length book, The Butcher & The Vegetarian: One Woman's Romp Through a World of Men, Meat, and Moral Crisis, was published Feb of 2010. The book has been mentioned in Newsweek, in New York Magazine's Grub Street, Women's Wear Daily, and McLean's. It is a February reader selection for Elle and received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly. Tara has also coauthored a guidebook and a children's book about art. Her writing has been included in numerous anthologies and won several awards.
Tara writes the food blog Tea & Cookies, where she shares stories, recipes, good books, travel, photography, and other adventures. The site has been recommended by the Food Network, featured in Saveur magazine, Readymade.com, Epicurious, and selected by the Times of London as one of the top 50 food blogs in the world.
She splits her time between Seattle and San Francisco, because she just can't decide between two such great cities, but she's definitely a left coaster. Given half a chance, she'd probably fall in love with Vancouver too.
More about Tara: www.taraweaver.com
Tea & Cookies blog: www.teaandcookies.blogspot.com
Tara on Twitter: www.twitter.com/tea_austen