The Project Foodie team mixes foodies - people passionate about food - with techies - people immersed in technology. Together we strive to make the foodie lifestyle easier and more enjoyable for all.
Project Foodie Editorial Board
Pam Thuman-Commike, Editor-in-Chief: Pam (aka Foodie Pam) is the founder and Chief Foodie at Project Foodie. She loves to cook, try new recipes and enjoy great food. Pam is a life long foodie who tired of losing track of recipes. She founded Project Foodie to provide solutions for the daily problems foodies face. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley with access to a vast array of gourmet restaurants, amazing wines, and fresh produce it's easy to allow food to consume you. Of course, Silicon Valley also has an obsession with technology. Project Foodie is the perfect mix of the two.
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Heather Jones, Contributing Editor: Heather, a self described Foodie Princess, is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City (formerly Peter Kumps New York Cooking School). She has worked for Gourmet Magazine, TV Personality Katie Brown, and the New York based Indian-fusion restaurant Tabla. Heather resides in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters where she never tires of trying to turn everyone she knows into as avid a food lover as she is.
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Peggy Fallon, Contributing Editor: Peggy Fallon is a freelance food writer and the author/co-author of eight cookbooks. She has contributed to dozens of other cookbooks, providing everything from recipe development and testing to editorial support, copy writing, and copyediting. Peggy also creates original recipes for a variety of corporate clients. She is a member of the Project Foodie Advisory Board.
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Carolyn Jung: Carolyn Jung is an award-winning food and wine writer. She is the recipient of a James Beard award for feature writing about restaurants/chefs, a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism award of excellence for diversity writing, an award from the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors, and numerous honors from the Association of Food Journalists, and the Peninsula Press Club. For 11 years, she was the food writer/editor for the San Jose Mercury News. Her work now appears in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, and other publications. She also is the creator of the FoodGal.com blog. Carolyn is also a member of the Project Foodie advisory board.
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Rosemary Mark: From the day her kindergarten teacher said Rosemary, today youll need to play somewhere other than the kitchen, home and corporate test kitchens have been Rosemarys playground. A degree in home economics and nutrition led to her dream job as a recipe developer for national brand food products marketing and websites. Rosemary’s focus is reality recipes for everyday cooks, and to enjoy time at a table with family or friends if only for 20 minutes on a busy day.
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Sophia Markoulakis: Sophia is a Sacramento girl who grew up diving after just-picked fruit on hot summer days. She met her husband at UC Berkeley, where she graduated in English Lit and Classical Civilizations, and moved across the Bay to raise a family. Along the way she graduated from the California Culinary Academy, developed two neighborhood grocery stores with her husband, and has freelanced for many years at Sunset Publishing and the San Francisco Chronicle. She also is the creator of the lemons4all blog.
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Amy Sherman: Amy Sherman is a San Francisco–based food writer, recipe developer, and restaurant reviewer. She is creator of the award-winning food blog Cooking with Amy, chosen one of the top five food blogs by Forbes. Amy is a guest contributor on Epicurious.com, and frequent contributor to the KQED food web site Bay Area Bites and has written for regional magazine such as VIA. She is also a restaurant reviewer for SFStation.com. Amy is also a member of the Project Foodie advisory board.
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Linda Sweeney: Linda is a Registered Dietitian and member of the American Dietetic Association. She has a Masters in Nutrition with an emphasis in Nutrition Education from San Jose State University. Linda has worked as a clinical dietitian and a consultant for skilled nursing facilities, she is presently a public health nutritionist. Her work emphasizes community health promotion through good food choices and increased physical activity.
Rita Held: Rita honed her culinary and communications skills working in the test kitchens and consumer services departments of Del Monte Foods/RJR Nabisco for ten years. As a consultant, Rita draws upon her corporate experience to work with food marketers across the U.S. Her versatility ranges from food writing, to recipe slideshows for the web, to cooking demonstrations for Sunset magazine, Nakano vinegars and other clients. Rita's kitchen mantra? Simplicity with flavor! Rita holds a bachelor's degree in foods & nutrition and a masters in adult education. She is active in IACP, the Association for Consumer Trends (ACT), Consumer Business Professionals of SF, and the San Francisco Professional Food Society.