Cree LeFavour is a writer and academic with a B.A. from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University. You can find her dissertation on 19th century reading in America, Who Reads an American Book? on Amazon and her articles on Bronte's "Jane Eyre" in Book History (2004) and on Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" at Romantic Circles (2006) on the web. Her memoir, LIGHTS ON, RATS OUT will be published by Grove-Atlantic in summer, 2017. Cree is the author of several cookbooks including PORK (2014), James Beard Award Nominated FISH (2013), POULET (2012), and THE NEW STEAK (2008). Her most recent book, CHELSEA MARKET MAKERS, is a collaborative effort with Michael Philips. She has also ghost written books and proposals for chefs and artists. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, O, The Oprah Magazine. Cree was born into a restaurant family in Aspen, CO (her father is the chef Bruce LeFavour) and moved to a ranch in central Idaho at the age of nine. She lives in Frenchtown, New Jersey with her husband and two children.