Amy Traverso is the senior lifestyle editor at Yankee magazine. Her first book, The Apple Lover's Cookbook, won a 2011 Best Cookbook award in the "American" category by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Previously, she was food editor at Boston magazine and an associate food editor at Sunset magazine. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Salon.com, and Travel & Leisure, and she has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. She was recently named one of Boston's "Ultimate Tastemakers" by Boston Common magazine.