JILL FORAN is the editor of WestJet Magazine (formerly known as up!), a role she adores because it brings together perfectly her two greatest passions: travel and the written word. Prior to joining WestJet Magazine, Jill served as editor-in-chief of Kayak (an award-winning children's magazine) and as an associate editor at Reader's Digest Canada. She has been working as a writer and editor in the publishing industry for nearly 20 years.
MARGO TRUE has been the food editor of Sunset Magazine since 2006. Before coming to Sunset, she was the executive editor at Saveur magazine, and before that, a senior editor at Gourmet. She has edited several cookbooks for Sunset, including The Sunset Cookbook (2010) and a backyard-farming book called The One-Block Feast (2011); it was based on Sunset’s James Beard award–winning blog, sunset.com/oneblockdiet. Her most recent book project was The Great Outdoors Cookbook (2014), for which she roasted whole animals, cooked paella over live fire, and built an adobe oven.
True also edited the Canal House Cooking cookbook series, a project by her former Saveur colleagues Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton. For her own writing, she’s won several honors, including four James Beard journalism awards and two IACP awards (International Association of Culinary Professionals). She’s been on NPR’s The Splendid Table and many other radio shows, and is a frequent guest on local TV.
As the daughter of a foreign-service officer, True grew up in seven different countries and ate everything from kaymak to braised rabbit. She lives in Menlo Park, California.
And me, JENNIFER COCKRALL-KING. I am a food and culture writer. I wrote Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and The New Food Revolution, which has been translated into Korean, Japanese, and French. My new book Food Artisans of the Okanagan (and Similkameen) was published by TouchWood Editions in the Spring of 2016. I contribute to various magazines and organize the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers' Workshop to spend time with my friends and meet new ones who love food writing as much as I do.
Our guest speakers and Instructors are still be finalized. Stay tuned!
What do you want to learn from this slate of writers and editors at the 2016 Okanagan Food & Wine Writers' Workshop? Bring your projects for the "blue pencil" sessions with individualized one-on-one advice from them!