Annelies Zijderveld is the author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea, published by Andrews McMeel, April 2015, and selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of their favorite cookbooks of 2015. Her food writing has been published in allrecipes Magazine, Gluten-Free & More Magazine, the kitchn, Paste Magazine, Edible East Bay, and others. She regularly teaches cooking classes around the Bay area. Her literary food blog, the food poet, was selected by Alimentum Journal as one of their favorite food blogs. Her passion for working with good food companies started during her 8 years heading up marketing at Mighty Leaf Tea. She served as the digital media section chair for the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2016-2017 and was selected as the IACP member of the year in 2017. She’s an associate editor of Poetry International and holds an MFA in poetry from New England College. Annelies lives in Oakland with her husband and cats.