Susan L. Ebert is the author of The Field to Table Cookbook. She earned an M.A. in Communications at UT Austin in 1982, followed by a lengthy career in magazine publishing, having held art director, marketing director, production director, editor-in-chief, and publisher titles over the course of her career.
After working at Texas Monthly for six years, the birth of her two children and her concerns for the food supply led her to join the staff of Organic Gardening magazine, where she served in editorial and marketing roles for a decade. Ebert returned to Texas to helm Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine as publisher and editor, becoming the first woman in the magazine’s then-56-year history to do so.
Ebert believes that food becomes more than food when it is procured with one’s own hand, as it becomes imbued with experiential significance and thus provides spiritual as well as physical sustenance. She’s a lifelong hunter, angler, forager, organic gardener, and cook and lists wing shooting, fly fishing, kayaking, and trail riding among her favorite endeavors. Ebert currently writes for Edible Houston, Sporting Classics, Dorado magazine, Cowgirl magazine, Backcountry Journal, Texas Highways, and the Houston Chronicle. In her first book, The Field to Table Cookbook (Rizzoli International, 2016), she brings together all her passionate pursuits in a month-by-month seasonal guide studded with essays, photography, and original recipes based on all-organic, non-GMO ingredients.
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