Vanessa Barrington is our new editor in San Francisco. She's always up for a picnic, eventhough it’s usually too cold to picnic in her hometown. She’s a freelance writer specializing in food and travel and a professional recipe developer. She also teaches cooking classes, and does marketing writing for a variety of food and lifestyle clients. Vanessa is a self-taught chef, with a background as a caterer and restaurant professional. She’s thrilled to join the Apartment Therapy team and as San Francisco editor, she plans to delve into every corner of the Bay Area to bring Kitchen readers plenty of delicious tidbits to savor. Welcome, Vanessa!