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Erika Lenkert

Erika Lenkert realized the allure of great cooking and entertaining when at eleven years old she could persuade her friends to come over with the promise of homemade garlic bread. By high school she had developed an insatiable desire for eggs benedict and often found herself whipping up hollandaise sauce in the middle of the night. Through college she accentuated her parties with homemade sushi or lasagna and worked in restaurants and bars so that she could eat and party her way around the world.

Committed to turning her pursuit of pleasure into a career, Erika became a freelance journalist and for a decade has been taking cooking classes around the world and writing about food, travel, trends, and the good life for everyone from WineCountry.com, In Style, Travel & Leisure, Bon App├ętit, and Food & Wine to Brides, Los Angeles Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, and the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Along the way she co-authored the trendsetting Raw: The Uncook Book and authored The Last-Minute Party Girl.