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marshaPublishers: Marsha Fottler and Judi Gallagher Editor: Marsha Fottler
Marsha has been a newspaper and magazine food and lifestyle writer first in Boston and since the early 1970s in Florida. She regularly contributes to regional and national publications with articles on food, culinary history, trends, chef profiles and restaurant design. She is a frequent lecturer on the restaurant experience. “Food is history, culture, the livelihood of many and the pleasure of all,” she believes. “For many people food may be the primary reason friends and family gather together to share experiences, express love, argue and make memories. Whenever people gather around a table anywhere in the world to eat, talk and laugh, only good things can come of it.”

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judiCreative Director: Judi Gallagher | www.judigallagher.com
A graduate of Johnson & Wales, Judi has managed restaurants and owned restaurants in the northeast and was the founder of a successful dessert company. Today, she is a sought-after restaurant consultant, TV cook on the ABC affiliate in her home town, and culinary editor of a city magazine. Her personal passions are culinary travel to exotic places and holiday cooking in her home for huge gatherings of friends and relatives. Her guilty pleasure? Bruce Springsteen concerts. “I follow him around the country and have for years,” she admits. “But, in every city where Bruce sings, I do check out new restaurants and talk to up and coming chefs. I want all the food news I can get.”

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jimInternet Media/Marketing Director: Jim Galiano | www.jimgaliano.com
Jim Galiano started in the online publicity and publishing business in 1998. He is the president of Gulf Coast Internet Publishing which manages over 100 client websites. His media, marketing and publicity services have been distributing media releases throughout the U.S. since 2000. Jim is the author of over a dozen business publications and currently markets three online magazines including – MyCookingMagazine.com, TheBoxingMagazine.com and OnlineMentorMagazine.com. As an Internet marketing and publishing expert, Jim has been interviewed by a variety of media sources including the Wall Street Journal.

 

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Doc Lawrence – Contributing Writer
Old school journalism describes the style and stories produced by Doc Lawrence. “In everything I do,” he says, “there is a beginning, middle and an end.” One of the top travel writers in the country, Doc is steeped in the heritage of the deep south. Traveling the back roads from Texas to Virginia and on down to Key West inspires stories about local food and wine preferences, community theater, folk art and music often leading to clues for a good story. Heroes include Faulkner, Hemingway, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Ralph Ellison, Dorothy Parker and Willie Morris. An Atlanta native, Doc keeps a well-stocked wine cellar and bar and two outdoor grills. He enjoys entertaining and believes that the greatest challenge for a writer is to keep searching for a higher life.  www.winesdownsouth.com | editors@docsnews.com

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svphillipsSteven V. Philips – Contributing Writer

A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Steven has enjoyed a varied career including designing kitchens, marketing artist materials, researching historical minutiae and operating a furniture store in Connecticut, the state where he was born and raised. Passionately interested in architecture and gardening (with several families living in his architecture), he is an incorrigible renovator and a relentless dispenser of advice about home improvement as his two grown children and friends will attest to with varying degrees of appreciation. Showing no regard for real landscape architects, he recently both designed and installed a heritage garden at a historic site in the southern town where he now lives. Steven also invents yard implements to make home gardening more ergonomic due to his chronic laziness.

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Herb Gardener – Contributing Writer

Herb Gardener traded the frustrations of bachelorhood and solo dining in his 40s for the pleasures of a table flanked by wife Flora, and more recently, daughter Fauna. Because he believes that investing thousands of hours watching cooking shows and consuming cookbooks by the score should add up to something, he accepted Flavor & More’s invitation to inflict his culinary point of view on the public. “What I love about food is that one’s tastes and preferences change throughout a lifetime, ” Herb said. “You may always be a Red Sox fan (he is) or forever avoid clothes with buttons (does not), but food has an inexhaustible capacity to persuade, seduce and thrill even, or perhaps especially, when our expectations are low.” Herb enjoys playing tennis, reading nonfiction and puncturing TV celebrity chefs from the comfort of his recliner.

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sharonSharon Pritchard – Contributing Writer

Sharon Pritchard’s varied careers all over the globe make her the ideal international culinary travel writer. Her first occupation was that of a French telephonist at the Continental GPO telephone exchange in London in the days way before direct dialing!  Then, she was a tour guide with American Express and the travel industry became her love for the next 15 years until life led her in a different direction – pub, restaurant and hotel management in the UK. Crossing the Atlantic, she  spent 10 years in Sarasota, Florida where she owned and operated a motel on Siesta Key, during which time she also owned a British import store.  After  returning to the UK, Sharon once again turned to pub and restaurant management running three country inns and a hotel in Kent. During that time, she also  edited website content, books, essays for local businesses and students. Ten years ago she qualified as a teacher of English as a second language and taught a variety of students, children and adults from a multitude of nations.  Retiring  to Normandy, France two years ago enabled Sharon to embrace a passion, cooking and entertaining.  With Paris just two hours from her  home, Sharon  now conducts  private tours of that  vibrant city as well as tours of the World War II Normandy Landing Beaches. And she still continues to teach English as a second language.

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Anna Dantoni – Contributing Writer

Here is a woman who never saw a cookbook or culinary history book she didn’t want to hug, read and tell the world about. Reviewing books for Flavors & More is a guilty pleasure for this book club member and hunter of obscure food books in stores of pre-owned books. She loses count of how many food books she evaluates a year, but reveals that she cooks at least one recipe from every book she reviews to make sure that the recipes make sense and that the instructions are sound and easy to follow for the home cook. Her favorite type of food book? “That’s easy,” said Anna in a rare moment of divulging anything about her private life. “I love culinary mysteries, you know the ones where the author serves up the murderer along with about a dozen delicious recipes for me to try. I can’t yummy up enough of them.”

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Photographer:
Rod Millington
www.rodmillington.com
infocus333@comcast.net

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Flavors and More is a monthly online magazine dedicated to the pleasures of the table realized through recipes, libations, travel, books, entertaining and features that celebrate food and all those who gather together to share meals and memories.The publishers of Flavors and More bring to this enterprise more than 30 years experience in the world of food and entertaining as writers, consultants, chefs, restaurateurs and world travelers.