Vanessa Young is a writer, cooking instructor, poet, and educator focused on the intersection of food and culture. From butchers to bakers, her family is a long line of self-taught and professional chefs. She melds their influences in her artful approach to food topics and her focus on seasonal meals. As the founder of Thirsty Radish (www.thirstyradish.com), she shares recipes and inspires a creative approach to life in and out of the kitchen. Her writing can also be found in lifestyle magazines and literary journals.