Michel is well-known as a chef. He’s cooked for 30 years at four-star restaurants in New York and elsewhere and now owns Dressing Room in Westport Connecticut. But he’s becoming increasingly recognized for his work as a good-food advocate. He is the CEO of Wholesome Wave, a non profit that works to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income communities and create new markets for small and medium-sized farmers.
Jane Black is a staff writer at the Washington Post food section, covering everything from restaurants and trends to food policy and culture. Before moving to Washington she was food editor at Boston Magazine. She has also written for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Chow, Food & Wine, and BusinessWeek. www.janeblack.net