About Me

I’m the author of Tasting Club (DK, 2006), Williams-Sonoma; New Flavors for Salads (Oxmoor House, 2009), Year Round Slow Cooker (The Taunton Press, 2013), and a forthcoming vegetarian cookbook (The Taunton Press, 2014). For nearly three years, I’ve been the “Taste Test” columnist for Everyday with Rachael Ray. I’ve also written articles or developed recipes for 20 other publications, including Cooking Light, Parents, Fine Cooking, Coastal LivingSpecialty Food and The Huffington Post. In addition, I’ve judged the sofi Awards (given out by the National Association of the Specialty Food Trade, or NASFT), and am a marketing writer, having penned press releases, customer case studies, Web site copy, and marketing analyses for several companies, in the high-tech and food sectors.

My passion for food is also expressed through my art work and lectures: I paint still lifes of fruit, vegetables, and flowers, and have conducted over 45 tastings and talks nationwide. Previously, I taught over 100 cooking classes through my culinary instruction business, Cooking by Heart.

Over 115 media outlets have covered my work. Just a few include Redbook, Real Simple, Every Day with Rachael Ray, The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Post, “Fox” News in Boston and New York, and NPR.

Before embarking on my career in writing and teaching, I graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University (Anthropology/English Literature) and the Institute of Culinary Education Career program. I studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design and The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery.

I live in Connecticut with my husband, two young sons, and lots of chocolates, teas, and spices.

I started this blog to capture my tasting experiences and thoughts on food and drink. You’ll find notes on everything from cooking for kids to sampling new products. I look forward to hearing from you!

Visit my Web site: www.dinacheney.com

4 responses to “About Me

  1. Hi Dina! Our mutual friend, Liz, sent me over here to your blog! I love it! So fun to meet someone in the food blog community through a friend not in the food blogging community! :)

  2. Francine Lubran

    Can not wait to try the fish recipe!!!

  3. Great speaking with you today. So excited as I’m familiar with your work. Too bad you’re not going to the foodinista conference. I’ll be in NYC for some book promo stuff. Would be great to visit at some point. Peace!

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