Specialty Food Magazine

JUL-AUG 2013

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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CONTRIBUTORS Specialty Food Magazine is pleased to publish insightful and actionable articles from leading journalists and retail practitioners. JULIE BESONEN Natural Selections Food editor for Paper magazine and restaurant columnist for nycgo.com NICOLE POTENZA DENIS Buyers' Picks, Store Snapshot Contributing editor to Specialty Food Magazine Mexico Lindo DINA CHENEY Foods in Focus Author of Tasting Club, whose work has appeared in Every Day with Rachael Ray, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking and Bon Appetit JOANNA PRUESS Prepared Food Focus Contributor to The New York Times and former director of the Cooking Studio at Kings Supermarkets MEG COTNER Store Tour Author of Food Lovers' Guide to Queens: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Oferings KARA MAYER ROBINSON Product Roundups Freelance writer whose work has appeared in Parents, Emmy and Time Out New York ESTHER CRAIN Store Tour Freelance writer who covers health, food, and lifestyle ? What is your favorite NYC restaurant EMILY CROWE Product Roundup General assignment reporter for the Clovis News Journal Esca JANET FLETCHER Cheese Focus Weekly cheese columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of Cheese & Beer DEBORAH MOSS Brand Spotlight Freelance writer whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and Shape ROBYN PFORR RYAN Specialty Food News Freelance writer whose work has appeared in Redbook and Brainchild SUSAN SEGREST Store Snapshots Contributing editor for Specialty Food Magazine Taboon DENISE SHOUKAS Food Trends, Store Tour, Research Spotlight, Q & A, The Future of Food Shopping is Here Contributing editor to Specialty Food Magazine THOMAS HENRY STRENK Candy Counter Beverage-focused freelance writer who brews beer in his Brooklyn apartment ARI WEINZWEIG The Educated Retailers' Guide Co-owner of Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Mich., and author of Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 2: A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Being a Better Leader MEET THE CONTRIBUTOR NICOLE POTENZA DENIS Buyers' Picks, Store Snapshot N icole lives in NYC with her Hawaiian-born husband and their sassy, seaweed-eating 6-year-old daughter. Nicole can't live without her VitaMixer and shamefully admits having had ice cream for dinner on more than one occasion. What's one of your favorite articles you've written recently? I think it would have to be "Creative Collaborations" [January/February 2013]. It was interesting for me to learn how like-minded companies leverage each other's brands to create truly innovative products that really leave an impression. me realize I wanted to go to culinary school. What's the strangest food/meal you've ever had? How was it? It was raw—and very expensive—abalone in a sushi bar in Japan. I recall it was extremely hard to swallow! Share your fondest food memory. Cooking my first What are some of your non-gastronomic hobbies/ interests? Exercise! Jumping rope and doing pushups, espe- Thanksgiving dinner for 20 members of my family in my 700-square-foot apartment. It was a seminal moment that made cially. (The more I exercise, the more I can eat!) I'm also addicted to watching Spanish soap operas. 4 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com

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