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Dana Cowin

Biography

Dana Cowin

Dana Cowin did not grow up in a food-obsessed family. In fact, she describes her meals as a child to be humble affairs, ingredients on a plate devoid of much sauce or flavor. But as a recent Brown University graduate living in New York and working at Vogue, Cowin did enjoy entertaining friends and using food to bring people together. Over the next few years, she made her away around the magazine industry, eventually serving as managing editor of Home & Garden and then managing editor of Mademoiselle. She later brought her lifestyle-oriented approach to food to Food & Wine, where she’s been the Editor-in-Chief since 1995. Cowin is also on the Board of Directors of City Harvest and is a member of The International Association of Culinary Professionals. 

Dana Cowin

Books by Dana Cowin

by Dana Cowin - Cookbooks, Food, Nonfiction

Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, hides a dark secret: she used to ruin literally every kind of dish she attempted. In this cookbook, Cowin shares her culinary journey working alongside celebrity chefs and teachers readers how she mastered her skills to become the "first lady of food", as she is known today.