Our Team & Contributors


Shauna Burke, Editor in Chief


A Malibu native, Shauna 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 then switched her focus to writing about food and wine, authoring plant-based cookbooks, consulting and developing recipes, and traveling as much as humanly possible. She also runs a winery on California's beautiful Central Coast. 



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 also writes our Behind the Line series at the end of each issue. 



With her more than 30 years in the media industry. Doreen is highly skilled at developing multi-channel (print, social, digital, mobile, and video) marketing programs and strategic brand partnerships. She has a huge passion for connecting Edible readers with their local communities and learning the needs of our clients and advertisers to deliver phenomenal results. 

Featured Contributors


Lisa Alexander

lisaalexander.orgLisa 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 and eating great food.

Alan Gastelum

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 now contributes to Edible LA.

Kristine Bocchino

Kristine has not only run some of the best bars and restaurants in LA, but also worked as a restaurant consultant, pastry chef, wine buyer, and restaurant owner. She is currently the beverage director at Lunetta in Santa Monica. 


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.

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, he currently resides in Albuquerque, NM.