Seattle-based author Cynthia Nims is a lifelong Northwesterner whose latest cookbooks, Crab and Oysters, were released in 2016. She has authored ten other cookbooks, and co-authored or edited a couple dozen more. In her ‘down’ time, Cynthia has been actively involved in a number of culinary nonprofits, including serving as president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Cynthia holds the Grand Diplôme d’Etudes Culinaires from La Varenne cooking school in France, where she worked on numerous cookbooks with owner Anne Willan. Her blog, Mon Appétit, can be found at www.monappetit.com.