Phyllis Grant is an IACP finalist for Personal Essays/Memoir Writing and a three-time Saveur Blog Awards finalist for her blog, Dash and Bella. She has cooked in world-renowned restaurants, including Nobu, Michael’s, and Bouley. Her essays and recipes have been published in a dozen anthologies and cookbooks, including Best Food Writing in both 2015and 2016. Her writing has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Saveur, The Huffington Post,Time, San Francisco Chronicle, Food52, and Salon. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and two children.