Featured Contributors



A Malibu native, our editor-in-chief ditched the corporate office to become classically trained in culinary arts as well as a Certified Sommelier. After working as a chef for many years, she switched her focus to writing about food and wine, authoring plant-based cookbooks, consulting and developing recipes, and traveling as much as possible. She also runs a winery on California's beautiful Central Coast. 


Kristine Bocchino

Kristine has not only managed some of the best bars and restaurants in and around Los Angeles, but has also worked as a restaurant consultant, pastry chef, wine buyer, and restaurant owner. Currently a sommelier and mixologist, her passion for all things beverage comes through in her contributions to our coverage of wine, cocktails, and spirits.


Alan Gastelum's photographs have appeared in The New York TimesWSJ MagazineArchitectural DigestW MagazineTravel + Leisure, and Conde Nast Traveller, among many others. After eight years in New York City, Alan moved back to Los Angeles in 2016, where he continues to photograph for top clients as well as contributes to Edible LA.



Carolina is a food, beverage, restaurant, chef, and cookbook photographer in Los Angeles. When she visits her hometown in Buenos Aires, she travels with her camera and loves to photograph local food. Her background in psychology, sociology, and fine art gives her a unique sensibility to her surroundings that translates to her gorgeous photography.


Hailing from Long Beach, Ryan has worked in fine restaurants all over the country and lends his culinary expertise in our test kitchen and beyond! A big proponent of spotlighting the back of the house, Ryan loves to write on kitchen culture. 


Lisa Alexander

Lisa has been a dancer, filmmaker, teacher and played on the First Ladies Nepalese Elephant Polo Team. Her stories have been in a bunch of literary journals and won fiction awards. A miniseries she produced won multiple Emmys as well. What she loves best is messing around in the kitchen, eating great food, and delving deep into in the culinary underground of LA.


Maite has worked in the education departments renowned museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007 she founded ArtBites: Cooking Art History - art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction - which she teaches at museums across the country.

Linda Civitello

Linda Civitello is the author of Baking Powder Wars: the Cutthroat Food Fight That Revolutionized Cooking, and the award-winning Cuisine and Culture: a History of Food and People. She has taught the History of Chocolate at UCLA Extension and is currently writing a book on Food and Film from Prohibition to James Bond. She writes our Food Historian column.

Jeremy Dellarosa

As an artist, illustrator, and writer, Jeremy developed a new-found love for food and cooking, and a particular interest in the culture and anthropology of food during a humbling several-year stint in restaurant kitchens. A native Angeleno, although he currently splits his time in New Mexico.