Amanda Wells is a freelance writer and self-proclaimed Southern culture enthusiast. What better way to get enthusiastic in the South than over food? When she’s not writing for various regional publications, Amanda enjoys traveling the South (and beyond), blogging at amandadovewells.com, and scouring interior design blogs and magazines for her ever-changing project – her 1960s home smack dab in the middle of Jackson, where she lives with her husband, three kids, and teeny tiny yorkie.
Lisa Bynum is a freelance writer from Grenada. By day she is a wife, mother, and public relations manager. By night, she is a cook, writer, amateur photographer, and food blogger. She currently resides in Brandon with her husband and son, a boxer pup and a cranky kitty. In her free time, she shares recipes on her blog, The Cooking Bride.
Nia Wilson is happy when her taste buds are happy. As a Mississippi State student she spends many days struggling to balance a sensible diet and stress eating. Now that school is out, she won’t be learning formulas anymore. Instead, she’ll learn about herself and her city. She might even learn how to cook!
Born and raised in the Mitten State, Nikki also tasted life in Tennessee, Chicago and Southern California before feasting in Mississippi. In 2007, while her husband was working on his doctorate in Chicago, she decided to start a food blog as a hobby that has since turned into one of her full time gigs (the other, a mom to two rambunctious boys).
Nikki is passionate for community with friends, family and even strangers at the table, as she shares through her writings on SeededAtTheTable.com. It is Nikki’s desire to learn the best of Jackson’s eats and treats, since she believes that wherever you live, even if away from family, knowing the local food helps you feel right at home.
Rebecca Turner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her mission is to inspire and nurture a positive relationship with food that enhances overall well-being and athletic performance. As a credible resource, she appears on WLBT and contributes to Eat Jackson, Well-Being Magazine, the Clarion Ledger’s fitness page, and others. In addition, she is the official dietitian for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Fit to Eat. To connect with Rebecca and download her free app, search Rebecca Turner Nutrition in your App Store. Rebecca graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with both a Bachelor (‘07) and Master of Science (‘09) degree in nutrition and food systems. Her website, Rebecca Turner Nutrition, can be found here.