James Villas was the food and wine editor of Town & Country magazine for twenty-seven years. His work has also appeared in Esquire, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Saveur, New York Times and the Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. Two of his cookbooks have been nominated for a James Beard Award. He's also won a James Beard Award for journalism and received Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award in 2003. James Villas is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks and books on food, including MY MOTHER’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN and THE GLORY OF SOUTHERN COOKING. He lives in East Hampton, NY and is currently working on his next novel for Kensington due in 2009.