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CYNDI FLORES | WRITER Cyndi is an information technology project manager who lives near Washington DC and tries to make a difference in the world by living and working responsibly. She loves travel, new experiences, good food, and the company of friends or dogs (or both). She learned to cook from her mother who only measured the first time she made a recipe and canned fruits and vegetables every season. From her father she acquired the taste for hot peppers, fresh tortillas, mustang wine and good strong black coffee. She started writing when she was five, but this is her first article about food. "Must-follow" on Twitter: @SteveMartinToGo (wit, intelligence, humor and just plain silliness); @allbacon (yummm)

HEIDI MURPHY | PHOTOGRAPHER Heidi is a wedding and lifestyle photographer, and aspiring foodie. Though her heart belongs to Martha’s Vineyard, she lives north of Boston with her husband and their three dogs in a charming seaside town. She has an affinity for simple flavors and simple pleasures, farmers markets, organic everything, s’mores, corn from the grill, and champagne. Heidi’s work, on film, has been featured stateside and abroad; and her recent musings and imagery can be found on whiteloftstudio.com. "Must-follow" on Twitter: @peta & @FarmSanctuary because it is a daily reminder to make thoughtful decisions about where my food comes from; @JeshDeRox for his insightful view of the world as an artist; @ JGilOrganic for understanding the ins and outs of organic gardening in the Northeast; and @thinksplendid for her powerful research and insights on the wedding industry.

ASHA PAGDIWALLA | WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER Pampered by two generations of talented home chefs, Asha has always had a very discerning palate. In 2005, she moved to New York City, and discovered world cuisine. Along the way, she discovered a latent passion for creating food experiences, blending global flavors, and sharing it with family and friends. Asha is the creator of the blog Fork Spoon Knife (www.forkspoonnknife.com) and her recipes have been featured on Gourmet Live and Food News Journal. "Must-follow" on Twitter: @cookyourdream; @Helenedujardin

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Profile for spenser mag

spenser magazine: issue four  

may.jun 2012

spenser magazine: issue four  

may.jun 2012