James Beard Award winning author Rowan Jacobsen writes about place and how it shapes ecosystems, cultures, cuisines, and us. His quest to capture the spirit of place and people has led him from the mountains of Mexico to the muskeg of Alaska’s Yukon Delta, from the bayous of Louisiana to the jungles of Assam. He has been featured on All Things Considered, The Splendid Table, MSNBC, Bon Appétit, Saveur, Elle, NBC’s Today in New York, and elsewhere, and has written for the New York Times, Harper’s, Newsweek, Outside, Sierra, and others. He is the author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, The Living Shore, and American Terroir, named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Library Journal. His new book is Shadows on the Gulf: A Journey Through Our Last Great Wetland. Jacobsen is a featured speaker at conferences, food festivals, and sustainability workshops. He lives in Vermont.