ANDREA SLONECKER is an author or co-author of seven cookbooks, including the forthcoming Vegetable Revelations: Inspiration for Produce-Forward Cooking, written with James Beard Award-winning chef Steven Satterfield of Atlanta's Miller Union restaurant. Her previous books include Wine Food 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 ten additional book projects, such as James Beard Award-winners Six Seasons and Roots, and the New York Times bestseller, Pok Pok.
Andrea is a frequent contributor to Food & Wine, writing feature stories, developing recipes, starring in cooking videos, and styling photo shoots on location for the magazine. As the former recipe editor of Kinfolk, she gained appreciation for the interplay between content and design. She now splits her time between food writing and her work as a freelance creative consultant and stylist for food and drink brands, providing recipe development, art direction and food styling for marketing campaigns and editorial pieces. In 2019, she received an IACP award for styling the Best Editorial Food Photograph.
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 and food styling techniques.
She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, winemaker Thomas Monroe, and their son Maxime.