August 29 marks the second annual Food Writers and Photographers Panel and Tasting at the West Windsor Community Farmers Market, which brings together food writers, bloggers and photographers to discuss the joys of eating, living and writing food. The panel members are described below; the fun starts at 11:00am and runs to 12:30pm. (UPDATE 8/25: Rachel Weston, aka The Gutsy Gourmet columnist, is joining this panel. She’s a culinary instructor and freelance food writer, and her recently released book, “New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table,” is a must for any New Jersey foodie. (I’m guessing she’ll have copies for sale with her on Saturday, which she can personalize – great gift item!)
Katie Parla is a NJ native and Rome-based food and beverage journalist and educator. She is the author of the blog Parla Food and website katieparla.com, the apps Katie Parla’s Rome and Katie Parla’s Istanbul and the Ebook Eating & Drinking in Rome. Her forthcoming cookbook, Tasting Rome, co-authored with Kristina Gill, will be published by Clarkson Potter in early 2016 and is available for preorder.
Justine Ma is a NY Food Editor who has eaten her way around the world. She has cooked alongside top chefs in the James Beard Foundation kitchen and shares local food experiences on her lifestyle blog, LittleMissLocal.com. Follow Justine on Instagram @LITTLEMISSLOCAL
Pat Tanner is a food writer, restaurant critic and author of the blog Dine With Pat, based in Princeton. She contributes regularly to New Jersey Monthly and Edible Jersey magazines and pens two monthly columns for The Princeton Echo and write often for U.S. 1 – both newspapers of Community News Service.
Linda Prospero divides her time as a board member for Princeton’s Italian cultural institution, Dorothea’s House, writing her blog, Ciao Chow Linda, co-teaching a memoir-writing workshop, Italy in Other Words and travels to and from Italy.
Clay Williams is a photographer and blogger based in Brooklyn. He has shot assignments for the New York Times, Food Republic and the EdibleCommunities titles, among other publications. Follow his work at ultraclay.com/wordpress and @UltraClay on Instagram and Twitter.