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Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark, a James Beard Foundation award winner, writes about cuisine, wine, travel for numerous publications, including the New York Times (where she writes the enormously popular A Good Appetite Dining Section column), Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and Martha Stewart. Her work has also appeared in Best Food Writing 2007, and she is a regular guest on the nationally broadcast NPR's The Takeaway. Clark has written 42 cookbooks, including Dinner: Changing the Game, and most recently Dinner in an Instant and Dinner in French. She has also written books in collaboration, including Braise with Chef Daniel Boulud, The Last Course with former Gramercy Tavern pastry chef Claudia Fleming, The Deen Family Cookbook with Paula Deen, and The Skinny: How to Fit into Your Little Black Dress Forever. Clark was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives with her husband and daughter.