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About the Author
Owner of Catbird Cottage in the Hudson Valley, New York, Melina Hammer and her husband, Jim, host travelers who have made their cozy cottage the place to celebrate their most special moments. For nearly two decades, Melina has also been an expert recipe developer, food stylist, and food photographer and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Cooking Light, EatingWell, Edible, and Row 7 Seeds. She is a Food52 resident and bestselling author. Melina won an IACP award for best food styling and was nominated as an IACP finalist for her Instagram.