Louisa Kasdon has done it all. Owned restaurants and closed three restaurants. (She calls herself a restaurant industry dropout.). Been an editor and written over 500 published articles and columns on food, and on food people. Created hundreds of large and small-scale public events to engage the community around all aspects of food. For the past 10 years she has been listening to and recording hundreds of people’s food stories. At outdoor festivals, in small rooms, on street corners and in major museums. Why? Because when someone shares a food story with you, you open the window into their truest, most honest self. 

Louisa lives in Boston, and is a graduate of Wellesley College, MIT and the Wharton School. But she admits that what she does every day uses absolutely nothing she learned in school, other than punctuation and spelling.