Eaters Among Us: Food-Scientist-to-be Dishes on Guilty Pleasures and Flavors She Couldn’t Live Without

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Adair Kerrison, a food science major at Clemson University, knows her stuff. This girl knows what tastes good and can explain the science behind why it does. She has a beautiful health food blog and makes a mean granola. Food world, watch out! She’s a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen.

Hayley Daen is a Junior at the University of St Andrews, where she lives in a dinky apartment right around the corner from Tesco, which makes throwing impromptu tea parties a snap.

**Interview**

Hayley Daen: What is your favorite food location? Describe a food …

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Eaters Among Us: Avery Ruzicka

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I met Avery through work, and after hearing tidbits of her fascinating life–living in France for a year, staging at Per Se, baking bread at Manresa, moving across the country spur of the moment, just to name a few examples–I followed her around like a puppy dog to learn more about her fascinating life. As a baker, chef, and college graduate, she has some really great insight into life, living for the moment and enjoying yourself in the kitchen!

Kelsey Krasnigor: You’ve traveled quite a bit, so what is your favorite food city/location?

Avery Ruzicka: New York City

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Eaters Among Us: Poppy Tooker

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Poppy Tooker is a native New Orleanian and culinary activist. Her motto is “Eat It To Save It,” which she has used to revive endangered foods across the U.S. and abroad through her collaboration with Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. She is the host and producer of Louisiana Eats!, a local radio station’s weekly program for people who cook and people who love to eat. If you’re in the area, her show airs on WWNO 89.9 FM on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. She was recognized by the Times Picayune as a “Hero of the Storm” for her work reviving …

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Eaters Among Us: Nathalie Dupree

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Nathalie Dupree is the author of eleven cookbooks about entertaining and basic cooking in the American South. She has hosted over 300 television shows on the Food Network, The Learning Channel and PBS. She’s been a spokesperson for Wild American Shrimp, The Catfish Institute and many other organizations. Currently Nathalie is writing for The Post And Courier in Charleston, S.C., as well as Charleston Magazine and other publications. She has been featured in numerous television shows and publications, from Bobby Flay, the Today Show and Good Morning America to Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Bon Appetit, the New York Times, and The …

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The Eaters Among Us: Healthy Mom, Carol Schneider

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Carol Schneider is my mom and my inspiration. She was an English major and theater minor at Indiana University. She put herself through college and earned her teaching degree to become a high school English teacher. Then, she switched gears and joined the business world at General Electric, where she met my dad and then made me! She now lives in Boca Raton, Florida and works at the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. One of my mom’s best qualities is her natural beauty. She’s 64 years old, but truly doesn’t look much older than 50. She’s always been extremely health …

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Eaters Among Us: Nutrition Guru, Heather Bauer

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Heather Bauer, RD, CDN, is a nationally recognized nutritionist, entrepreneur, author, and mother of three. Over the last decade she has taught thousands of people how to safely lose weight and keep it off through her nutrition counseling company, Nu-Train. She has written two books, The Wall Street Diet (Hyperion 2008) and Bread is the Devil (St. Martin’s Press 2012) and has been featured in The New York Times, as well as People, Shape, and Ladies Home Journal, and has appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, Fox Morning News, CNN and the CBS Early Show.

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The Eaters Among Us: Deepti Kapur

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Deepti Sharma Kapur, of the highly anctipated FoodToEat, an online food ordering company, is a fearless entrepreneur, a savvy businesswoman, a political science buff, and a family-oriented foodie. She’s one heck of a busy gal with a list of accolades that span from here to forever, that’s for sure! We most recently met up at her company’s New York City launch party (a fabulous soiree!) where she worked the crowd like a runway model. The party went off without a hitch, a trend we have come to expect from anything with Deepti’s stamp! I was lucky enough to have …

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The Eaters Among Us: Talene Monahon

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Talene Monahon is a runner, actress, and conscientious foodie currently attending Dartmouth College. She was a pescetarian (she ate fish but no other meat) who called herself a vegetarian for years, until I corrected her one too many times and she finally became a vegetarian when she got tired of me correcting her. We most recently spent a month in New York making sweet potato fries with sauteed onions, broccoli, and mushrooms. Her busy lifestyle at school, packed with acting, directing, a cappella, classes, babysitting, and being a writing tutor sometimes necessitates quick meals, but with some creativity even …

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The Eaters Among Us: Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo

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Michelle Tam, from the blog Nom Nom Paleo, is famous in the Paleo world for being a sassy, speak-her-mind blogger, with absolutely drool worthy photos. She maintains a Paleo lifestyle, which focuses on eating real foods, avoiding anything processed (all grains, sugars, and some dairy) and places an emphasis on trying to eat grass-fed meats, local veggies and fruit, fats, and raw dairy (milk and cheese). Michelle somehow manages to balance a blog, a job, a family, and is even coming out with a new cooking app for the iPad. I was extremely excited to chat with her about …

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The Eaters Among Us: Domestic Goddess Dishes on Food, Cooking, and Sneaky Roommates

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Beatrice Swords is a fabulous cook. She doesn’t play by the book when it comes to following recipes, but her creations are always mouth-wateringly delicious. But don’t be fooled by her devil may care attitude; she’s actually quite a meticulous cook and has a keen eye when it comes to fine food. She’s a regular Nigella Lawson.

Hayley Daen: You’re pretty particular when it comes to food. If you were a food, what would you be?

Beatrice Swords: Haagen Dazs Praline ice cream.

HD: What is your favorite food location? And what is the most memorable thing

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