Kim O’Donnel, trained chef and nationally recognized online food personality and longtime journalist, returns to WCDH in November 2011 to work on her newest book, a holiday and festivity version of the successful Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook.
Kim is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and The University of Pennsylvania. Formerly of The Washington Post, Kim has also written for Real Simple, Huffington Post, CivilEats.com, True/Slant and Smithsonian.com. She’s a regular contributor to Culinate, where she hosts a weekly cooking chat. Kim is the founder of Canning Across America, a collective dedicated to the revival of preserving food. Her latest project is Family Kitchen, a twice-monthly column that appears alternating Wednesdays in USA Today.
Kim was our 2009 Duncan Eat-Write fellow here at The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Ark. She is a member of the International Association for Culinary Professionals and a volunteer with the USDA’s Chefs Move to Schools initiative.
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Kim presently lives in Seattle, where she’s lucky to have egrets and seals for neighbors. She is married to political junkie and journalist Russ Walker.
Kim eats meat, just not as much as she used to. That’s her story, and she’s sticking to it. Read more about Kim O'Donnel on her website.