Two hours after graduating from college Patti Bess moved from the Midwest to California where she still lives. Patti and her husband, David, raised two children on a small piece of land in Northern California. She currently teaches cooking classes and writes for the local newspaper as well as freelancing for a variety of magazines and websites. Patti also hosted What’s Cookin’ on KVMR-FM radio for ten years and is the author of Vegetarian Barbecue. In recent years her newest passion has been traveling in and writing about Southeast Asia and India.