Meet Our Judges

Our superstar panel of 55 judges includes chefs, authors, editors, bloggers, farmers, gardeners, activists and other esteemed professionals in the food world. Get to know them below.

2015 EDDYs Judges

  • Dan Rosenberg editorial director at the Harvard Common Press

    Dan Rosenberg

    Dan Rosenberg is the editorial director at the Harvard Common Press in Boston. In addition to editing books, he...
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  • Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Beekman Boys and EDDYs Judges

    Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell are the founders of Beekman 1802. They have published three bestselling...
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  • Marion Nestle

    Marion Nestle

    Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at...
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  • Stefanie Sacks is a culinary nutritionist & EDDY Awards Judge

    Stefanie Sacks

    Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a Culinary Nutritionist, author, consultant, speaker, and food firebrand! ...
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  • Nathalie Dupree

    Nathalie Dupree

    South Carolinian Nathalie Dupree is a best-selling author with 13 hardback and two softback cookbooks and more...
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  • Kim O'Donnel, author of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations & EDDY Awards Judge

    Kim O'Donnel

    For the past 17 years, Kim O'Donnel has dispensed culinary advice and covered food policy at numerous...
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  • Nick Malgieri, baker, author & EDDY Awards Judge

    Nick Malgieri

    Nick Malgieri is the author of 12 books about baking and has been the recipient of both James Beard and Julia...
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  • Martha Holmberg, communication and content director for the IACP & EDDYs Judge

    Martha Holmberg

    Martha Holmberg is the CEO of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). An award-winning...
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  • Max Falkowitz

    Max Falkowitz

    Max Falkowitz is the senior features editor at Serious Eats, where he covers New York City's diverse immigrant...
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  • Silvana Nardone author and founder, Cooking for Isaiah, & EDDY Awards Judge

    Silvana Nardone

    Silvana Nardone is the bestselling author of Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites...
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  • Joe Yonan

    Joe Yonan

    Joe Yonan is the two-time James Beard Award-winning Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post and the...
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  • Tanya Edwards

    Tanya Edwards

    Tanya Edwards is a writer and editor with a passion for food and drink. She has written about cooking, dining...
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  • Jan Brooks

    Jan Brooks

    Jan Brooks is a recovering academic, cultural consultant and professional advisor to organized philanthropy...
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  • Russ Parsons

    Russ Parsons

    Russ Parsons is the food editor and columnist of the Los Angeles Times. He has been writing about food for 30...
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  • Ethne Clarke, author, journalist and lecturer

    Ethne Clarke

    Journalist, author, and editor, Ethne also leads garden and food tours to Italy, France, England, and the...
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  • Linda Ly, the voice behind GardenBetty.com

    Linda Ly

    Linda Ly is the voice behind the award-winning blog Garden Betty, a lifestyle website devoted to gardening,...
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  • elissa altman author of poor mans feast and award winning editor

    Elissa Altman

    Elissa Altman is the author of the critically-acclaimed Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire...
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  • Jill Nussinow

    Jill Nussinow

    Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen™ is a Registered Dietitian, freelance writer, cooking teacher and the...
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  • David McInerney

    David McInerney

    David McInerney is the co-founder and chief food adventurer of FreshDirect.com.  David’s first 15 years in...
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  • Rania Batayneh

    Rania Batayneh

    Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH is the author of the best-selling book, The One One One Diet: The Simple 1:1:1...
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  • Vicki Pozzebon

    Vicki Pozzebon

    Vicki Pozzebon is the owner and driving catalyst behind Prospera Partners, LLC, a consulting company practicing...
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  • Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

    Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

    Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers...
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  • Rick Rodgers

    Rick Rodgers

    Rick Rodgers is an award-winning cooking teacher and cookbook author.  He has written over forty cookbooks...
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  • Colleen Graham

    Colleen Graham

    Colleen Graham is a freelance writer and photographer working in the Midwest. Her writing focuses on beverages...
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  • Sam Fromartz

    Samuel Fromartz is a veteran journalist who focuses on the intersection of the food, farming and the...
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  • Monica Bhide

    Monica Bhide

    Monica Bhide is an engineer turned writer based in Washington, D.C. She has built a diverse and solid...
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  • Stephanie Pedersen

    Stephanie Pedersen

    Stephanie Pedersen, MS, CHHC, AADP, is a nutritionist, certified holistic health counselor, and author of more...
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  • Severine von Tscharner Fleming is a farmer, activist, and organizer

    Severine von Tscharner Fleming

    Severine von Tscharner Fleming is a farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Champlain Valley of New York....
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  • Charlie Macquarie, archivist, artist, writer and editor

    Charlie Macquarie

    Charlie Macquarie is an artist and experimental librarian interested in the commons and systems of production...
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  • Zoe Bradbury

    Zoe Bradbury

    Zoë Ida Bradbury runs a farm in southern Oregon with her mother and sister, where they use a team of draft...
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  • Jenny McGruther

    Jennifer McGruther

    Jenny McGruther is a food educator and the voice behind the award-winning traditional foods website Nourished...
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  • Deborah Madison

    Former chef and pastry chef (in San Francisco and Santa Fe), Deborah Madison is also a prolific cookbook writer...
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  • Kim Lutz

    Kim Lutz

    Kim Lutz is a Chicago-based writer and author of Welcoming Kitchen and Super Seeds and founder of...
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  • barry estabrook two time james beard award winning journalist

    Barry Estabrook

    A three-time James-Beard-Award-winning journalist, Estabrook is the author of Pig Tales: An Omnovore’s Quest...
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  • Jennifer Palcher-Silliman, Executive Director of the Association of Food Journalists

    Jennifer Palcher-Silliman

    Jennifer Palcher-Silliman is the executive director of the Association of Food Journalists. She recently moved...
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  • dana cowin editor in chief food and wine magazine

    Dana Cowin

    Dana Cowin, Food & Wine’s Editor-in-Chief since 1995, has been covering the world of food, wine, style, and...
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  • Salma Abdelnour

    Salma Abdelnour

    Salma Abdelnour is a food and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Food & Wine, Time, the New York...
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  • Danielle Nierenberg is the co-founder and President of Food Tank

    Danielle Nierenberg

    Danielle Nierenberg is President of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. She has...
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  • Megan O. Steintrager is a food writer, editor & EDDY Awards Judge

    Megan Steintrager

    Megan O. Steintrager has been in the food media since the late '90s. She has been an editor and writer for...
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  • rovenia brock phd also known as dr ro and americas nutrition coach

    Rovenia Brock, Ph.D.

    Rovenia Brock, Ph.D. is known to media fans as simply Dr. Ro. She is a Member of the Dr. Oz Medical Advisory...
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  • Andrea Beaman

    Andrea Beaman

    Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, thyroid expert, author, and television host dedicated to alternative...
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  • Elspeth Hay

    Elspeth Hay works with local food in a variety of mediums. She is the creator of the Local Food Report, a...
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  • Bruce Shaw

    Bruce Shaw

    Bruce Shaw is the president and publisher of The Harvard Common Press. Over the past 30 years, he has built The...
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  • Anette Kreipke

    Anette Kreipke

    Anette Kreipke is a private chef, mother and entrepreneur. With a background in marketing and advertising for...
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  • Lindsay Malone

    Lindsay Malone

    Lindsay Malone is a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic with a primary focus in the areas of cancer...
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  • Virginia Willis is a chef, cookbook author, award-winning food writer, and blogger

    Virginia Willis

    A popular Southern food authority and writer, Virginia Willis is the author of five cookbooks, including:...
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  • The Pollan women, authors of The Pollan Family Table

    Corky, Lori, Dana and Tracy Pollan

    Corky, Lori, Dana and Tracy Pollan are authors of The Pollan Family Table.  Corky Pollan has had a...
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  • Terry Walters, author Eat Clean, Live Well

    Terry Walters

    Terry Walters is at the forefront of the clean eating lifestyle movement and is dedicated to sharing her...
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  • melissa clark new york times columnist and best selling cookbook author

    Melissa Clark

    Melissa Clark is a reporter for the New York Times Food Section, where she writes the popular column: "A Good...
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  • Merrill Stubbs

    Merrill Stubbs

    Merrill Stubbs co-founded Food52 with Amanda Hesser in 2009 and is currently the company's president. After...
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  • Julie Morris, natural food chef, author & EDDY Awards Judge

    Julie Morris

    Julie Morris is a Los Angeles-based natural food chef and author. She has worked in the natural food industry...
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