About Kim

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For more than a decade, journalist and chef Kim O'Donnel has dispensed cooking advice at numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Culinate and USA Today. Her first book, The Meat Lover's Meatless Cookbook, was published in 2010. The Meat Lover's Meatless Celebrations is scheduled to release in October.

A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and The University of Pennsylvania, Kim is the founder of Canning Across America, a collective dedicated to the revival of preserving food. Kim was a 2009 Duncan Eat-Write fellow at The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Ark. She is a member of the International Association for Culinary Professionals and she sits on the James Beard Journalism Awards committee.

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Kim presently lives in Seattle, where she’s lucky to have egrets and seals for neighbors. She is married to political junkie and journalist Russ Walker.

Kim eats meat, just not as much as she used to. That’s her story, and she’s sticking to it.

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