Deborah Grossman is a San Francisco Bay Area food, drink and travel journalist who specializes in writing about culture and cuisine around the world. From Santiago to Sicily, Germany to the Jura, Mendocino to Margaret River, Deborah finds the behind the scenes stories of food and beverage innovators with tempting perspectives on their culture and culinary heritage. She contributes to publications such as the Huffington Post, Wine Enthusiast, JustSayGo.com, Drink Me magazine, The Tasting-Kitchen (Hong Kong) and The National Culinary Review, She blogs at iSanté magazine. As a developmental editor, she has supported several authors with their nonfiction books.
Deborah also writes and publishes poetry. The Poet Laureate Emerita of the City of Pleasanton (2009-2011), she is the author of Goldie and Me, a book about family, friendship and freedom through the lens of poetry. Deborah has won many regional poetry awards and is a board member of the Ina Coolbrith Circle, a group named for California’s first Poet Laureate which nurtures the literature and history of the Golden State.
She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the North American Travel Journalists Association NATJA) and Association of Food Journalists (AFJ).