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Rachel Hofstetter, Author and “Flexitarian,” to Moderate Food Mavericks Panel

RachelHoffHeadshotNow that we’ve announced all of the “Food Mavericks” that we’re bringing to Sun Valley for our Panel Discussion on Thursday, September 19th, it’s time to talk about our moderator. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Rachel Hofstetter—food editor, author, and self-proclaimed “flexitarian.”

Ms. Hofstetter’s background with the food industry originated with studying it in college from an environmental perspective (“Michael Pollan-types of topics, pre-Michael Pollan” as she describes). After studying agriculture and food systems, she began to visit her local farmers markets and explore the “delicious side of food” (including attending Culinary School). Ultimately, she’s ended up working on the editorial side of the industry, working for magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine, and Reader’s Digest. Now, she’s published a book about successful food entrepreneurs and their experiences called Cooking up a Business.

One of the things we’re most excited about is bringing Rachel back here to visit us in Idaho (as she bravely married one of our natives). “I was raised in the Midwest and live in New York City, but I somehow married an Idahoan! So I’ve been lucky to experience both the astounding natural beauty (and variety) of the Idaho landscape as well as lots and lots of local specialties–and yes, we only, only buy Idaho potatoes, even in New York.”

Well Rachel—we look forward to having you here in Foodie Heaven to talk with our “Food Mavericks” and enjoy a weekend of sampling the best regional fare that the Gem State has to offer!

See who else is joining the discussion and buy your tickets the Food Mavericks Panel here.