Maren Ellingboe is a recipe developer, stylist and writer. She spent years working in both the front and back of the house in restaurants in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York City before transitioning to publishing and becoming an editor at Food & Wine. Now based in Oakland, California, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Sunset andThe Kitchn, among others. She's currently the digital editor and social media manager for the startup Just Add Salt.

When she's not in the kitchen, you can usually find her hanging out with her husband and husky, Zelda, devouring a new book or exploring the Bay Area.