Aliza Green is an award-winning author, journalist, and influential chef whose books include The Butchers Apprentice, Making Artisan Pasta, The Fishmongers Apprentice, and The Soup Maker's Kitchen. A former food columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Green now write regularly for Cooking Light and is known for her encyclopedic knowledge of every possible ingredient, its history, culture, and use in the kitchen and bakery. Greens books have garnered high praise from critics, readers, and culinary professionals alike, including a James Beard award for Best Single-Subject Cookbook in 2001 for Ceviche!: Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist (Running Press, 2001), which she co-authored with Chef Guillermo Pernot. She lives in Philadelphia, PA. Visit her online at http://www.alizagreen.com.
Photography by Steve Legato [Photographer]. Steve has been on assignment in the Philadelphia, NJ/NY area, across the US and internationally for over 10 years. He is a regular contributer to Art Culinaire, Philadelphia Magazine, New Jersey Life, and Main Line Today. Other clients include Food Arts, Wine Spectator, Market Watch, Philadelphia Style, New Jersey Monthly, Elegant Wedding, Wine and Spirits Quarterly, Philadelphia Official Visitor's Guide, AC Now and Delaware Today. His work has also been featured in Bon Appetit, GQ, Travel & Leisure, Elle, Town & Country, Departures, Wine and Spirits and the New York Times. Steve has photographed ad campaigns for ARAMARK, wawa Food Stores, and Oso Sweet Onions as well as contributed images to many restaurant and hotel websites and print ads. Additionally, Steve has photographed for 11 cookbooks/food reference books including, Civiche by Guillermo Pernot which won a James Beard Award, 2002. Steve resides just outside Philadelphia with his wife and two children, where dinner is mostly made from scratch and inspired attemps at cooking are reasonably well tolerated.