Erin Gleeson is known for Creating The Forest Feast, a blog and cookbook featuring recipe via photos with a focus on simple vegetarian recipes inspired by living in the woods. Each recipe is a fanciful work of art, combining photos, watercolors and uncomplicated directions.

where did you grow up?

In an apple orchard in Sonoma County, CA.

are you a social person?

Yes! I have always loved entertaining and hosting dinner parties.

describe your sense of style

1950s antique chic with a bit of rustic, colorful, bohemian fun thrown in.

tell me your favorite thing about New York City

Summer cocktails on the roof of the Met and breakfast at Balthazar on Wednesdays to read the NYT Dining section over coffee and croissants.

what do you do to unwind?

Sit outside on our deck in the woods with a glass of wine and the latest issue of Vogue or Bon Appetit.

what’s your favorite thing to do at a party?


your cocktail of choice?

Bourbon and bitters on the rocks with a slice of orange.

name the goal you’d like to accomplish over the next year

A second cookbook!