About the Authors

 

Barbara Bryant author photo

Barbara Bryant is founder and president of Watermark, Ltd, and the co-author of The Bryant Family Vineyard Cookbook, which benefited the work of the Bowery Mission in New York City.

Barbara and her daughter Christina have been involved in the work of Partners in Health, as well as building a public library in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. She also serves on the board of the African Health & Hospital Foundation, a St. Louis-based organization.

A life-long resident of St. Louis, Barbara supports the Haven of Grace, and is a board member of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. A former teacher, Barbara is also involved in inspireSTL, an organization supporting middle school students through the high school application process. She has also been a mentor for the Hatchery Program at the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University.

Barbara is the mother of three children. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Archaeology from Washington University, and a Master of Arts in Education from Webster University.

 Betsy Fentress author photo credit Megan Thiele

Betsy Fentress vice-president of Watermark, Ltd. and is co-author of The Bryant Family Vineyard Cookbook. A professional writer and editor, Betsy earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She lives in St. Louis with her husband and six children.

Betsy has been a mentor for the Hatchery Program at the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University, and serves on the Academic Advisory Committee for St. Louis University High School. She is also involved in inspireSTL, an organization supporting middle school students through the high school application process.

 

Lynda Balslev is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has studied at Le Cordon Bleu Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, and has worked in Europe and the United States as a caterer, cooking instructor, and as food editor of the Danish magazine Sphere. A regular contributor to NPR’s Kitchen Window, she is the author of the blog TasteFood, and her work has appeared in many publications, including Gourmet Live, the New York Times Diners Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.