JoAnn Grose lives on a dairy farm in Harmony, NC and has put in about 30 years at various newspapers, including The Charlotte Observer, writing about food, farms, films and fast cars. She’s a regular contributor to Hoard’s Dairyman magazine; see their blog at www.hoards.com/blog.
She’s been cooking for 60 years and gardening for about that long as well. A black and white photo of her at 6 shows the budding chef stirring chocolate cake batter, a scarf tied over her shoulder-blade length braids and cocoa powder sprinkled on her very serious chin.
Her husband, a retired dairy farmer, raises beautiful vegetables on their homestead in the North Carolina Piedmont and they love discovering easy, tasty, healthy new ways to fix and enjoy them.