Food writer and culinary consultant Cynthia is a lifelong Northwesterner whose latest cookbooks, Crab and Oysters, were released in 2016. She has written, edited or otherwise contributed to many other cookbooks, and served as food editor of Seattle magazine as well as editor of Simply Seafood magazine. She is an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle, having served as president of the board for both those organizations. Cynthia holds the Grand Diplôme d’Etudes Culinaires from La Varenne cooking school in France, where she worked on numerous book projects with owner Anne Willan. She lives in West Seattle with her husband. Her web site, Mon Appétit, can be found at www.monappetit.com.