The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference
February 7-9, 2013
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Stephen Schmidt is the principal researcher and writer for The Manuscript Cookbooks Survey, an online survey of pre-1865 English-language manuscript cookbooks held in U. S. libraries and other institutions, and is also a personal chef and cooking teacher in New York City, where he lives. He is the author of Master Recipes, a 940-page general-purpose cookbook, was an editor of and a principal contributor to the 1997 and 2006 editions of Joy of Cooking, has contributed to The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink and Dictionnaire Universel du Pain, and has written for Cook’s Illustrated magazine and many other publications. He is currently working on Lemon Pudding, Watermelon Cake, and Miracle Pie, a history of American home dessert with recipes.

Andrew F. Smith teaches food history, food controversies and professional food writing at the New School in New York City. He is the author or editor of twenty-three books, including his latest works, American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food (University of California Press) and Drinking History: 15 Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages (Columbia University Press). He serves as the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia on Food and Drink in America and is the Series Editor for the Edible Series published by Reaktion Books. He has written more than three hundred articles in academic journals, popular magazines and newspapers, and has served as historical consultant to several television series. For more about him, visit his website:

Katy Keiffer is a food professional with decades of experience in many aspects of the business. She worked as a cook, a caterer and a butcher for twenty years, subsequently morphing into a food publicist for nearly ten years, creating publicity tours for best selling culinary talent such as Anthony Bourdain, Robin Miller, Rachael Ray, and the Food Network Kitchens staff. She is a regular contributor to Food Arts Magazine, mostly writing about the meat industry, and the producer and host of Straight No Chaser, a weekly show covering food and politics on The Heritage Radio Network.