Andrea Chesman has been a food writer, cookbook author, and editor for three decades. Roughly half of the books she has written focus on vegetable cooking. These include The Pickled Pantry, Serving Up the Harvest, and Recipes from the Root Cellar, all published by Storey, and The New Vegetarian Grill, published by Harvard Common Press and a James Beard Cookbook Award nominee. She also has written for The New York Times, Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, Eating Well, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, and Organic Gardening. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives with her family in Ripton, Vermont, near Middlebury.