Linda Watson is a food evangelist devoted to helping you become happier, healthier, and more secure by cooking and eating real food again. She started the Cook for Good project after becoming obsessed with the national Food Stamp Challenge: living on a dollar a meal per person for a week. Her three-week experiment became a lifestyle and then the book Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet--All on $5 a Day or Less.
Linda's story took a romantic turn recently when she wrote the spoof Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes. In it, the sexy but mature heroine falls in love with a farmer and learns how to love and cook.
Linda lives with her husband Bruce in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her background in project management and procedures writing helps her write and test recipes and optimize shopping lists and cooking plans. She's taught cooking classes in eight states in a wide range of venues, from the Mother Earth News Fairs and national conferences to Whole Foods, Slow Foods, and and food banks. She gives cooking demonstrations at farmers' markets and speaks to groups who are interested in losing weight, cooking great food, raising healthy children, controlling their expenses, and reducing their impact on the planet.