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Molly Watson

Molly Watson

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Molly Watson

Molly Watson

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Molly Watson, Local Foods Expert for About.com, is a writer, a recipe developer, an avid cook, and a frequent locavore. Here she explores the wide and wonderful world of local foods with tips for finding local foods and, even more importantly, delicious recipes so you can cook and eat the local food you find.


In addition to her work for About.com, Molly is a freelance writer. Her writing and recipe work have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cooking Light, Elle magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a regular features contributor to Edible San Francisco and is a former staff food writer at Sunset magazine.

Molly also writes Manner Matters, an etiquette column for Serious Eats, and is the voice behind the reason at Ask a (Sensible) Midwesterner.

Her first cookbook, Greens + Grains: 45 Recipes for Deliciously Healthful Meals, will be published by Chronicle Books in fall 2014.

Follow Molly on Twitter at @mollywatson. See what she's cooking and eating on Instagram where she is mollywatsonsf. You can also keep track of what she's up to on Facebook and Google+ or Pinterest.


Molly attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon before getting a graduate degree in French history at Stanford University. She lived in France several times during her studies and while there she learned first-hand the culinary strength of a few well-chosen ingredients prepared with care. She finished her degree and before too long attended culinary school. She is a member of both the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and American Food Journalists (AFJ).

Molly lives in San Francisco on a hill with lovely views of other hills that is, most importantly, equidistant between two excellent farmers markets.

By Molly Watson:

Welcome to Local Foods! Eating locally is eating seasonally, and when each ingredient is at its absolute best, cooking's a snap. I love sharing ideas for simple meals and easy dishes that encourage people to get in the kitchen, make their own food, and eat with the seasons.

Like all the Experts at About.com, I'm a real live human person. I'd love to hear any suggestions, ideas, or questions you might have about Local Foods. You can email me at localfoods@aboutguide.com.


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