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.
Beth Kander loves new restaurants, old standby restaurants, foodie-events, cooking, farmer’s markets – you get the idea. When she isn’t eating or planning her next meal, you’ll find her writing, acting, consulting, or volunteering with an animal rescue group. Favorites: local restaurants, themed-food-and-film nights, red wine. Allergic to: mushrooms, penicillin, rude people.
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Brent Hearn is a writer, actor, and musician currently residing in Brandon. He loves, loves, LOVES trying new food. To say he has a sweet tooth doesn’t do justice to his passion for desserts; step between him and chocolate and bad things will happen. Brent is proud of Mississippi and all of its contributions to gastronomy, literature, and music.
Danny Dauphin is an advertising copywriter, freelance actor, and occasional stand-up comic. He’s not much of a cook, which is why he spends so much time eating out. Despite being absurdly specific in his likes and dislikes (He likes the flavor of pecans but hates the texture. Peppers and onions ruin a pizza, but are great on a beer brat, etc.) he’s an adventurous foodie, and will try anything once. Seriously. Don’t believe it? Two words: Mealworm salsa.
Erin Williams is a newbie farmer with a love for Mississippi agriculture, old people, health and high heels. As a recent graduate of Mississippi College, Erin loves influencing the world through a written word (or a few). If you don’t find her teaching yoga, you can find her freelancing, shopping at local farmers markets, hugging her perfect grandparents or scouring out the latest sweet spots in town. To follow her adventures around the state, visit her blog at www.travelthesip.com.
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.
MarySusan is one of Eat Jackson’s full time employees. She is a Tupelo native, who has fallen head over heels in love with Jackson. She loves good food, & her parents joke that her relationship with her husband formed because of their mutual love of eating out & local restaurants. She has a deep love affair with dessert, and almost never eats out without getting something sweet. She is an avid animal rights supporter, and she adores her dogs (Maxx the rescued Weimaraner-Great Dane mix & Rooster the Australian Shepherd). She and her husband share a love of eating out, Mississippi State University, and travel (him skiing, her the beach).
How’s your momma and them-that’s a traditional greeting heard in the state of Mississippi. Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Rebecca Turner is a self-proclaimed twenty-first century Southern Belle with a passion for all things nutrition and running. As a registered dietitian and certified sports specialist in dietetics (CSSD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she believes everyone should take time for a run and good health. For her, running helps her have a healthy and balanced life.