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ANDREA SLONECKER is an author of six cookbooks, including Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking and The Picnic, which won a 2016 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for best general cookbook. She has helped fellow writers and chefs with more than ten additional book projects, such as James Beard Award-winners Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables and Roots: The Definitive Compendium, and the seminal Thai cookery book, Pok Pok.

She is a monthly contributor to Food & Wine in the magazine’s section F&W COOKS. As the former recipe editor of Kinfolk  magazine, she gained appreciation for the interplay between content and design. She now works as a culinary creative director for food and drink brands, providing recipe development, art direction, and food styling for marketing campaigns and editorial pieces. 

An avid traveler, her recipes are inspired by diverse cultures. Herbs, spices, lots of vegetables, and possibly too much cheese play into her cooking. She was a chef instructor at The Art Institute of Portland for three years, followed by a stint teaching at the renowned cooking school,The Chef Studio. She continues to teach classes, sharing ideas on topics covered in her books, cuisines learned abroad, and food styling techniques.


She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, winemaker Thomas Monroe.

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