Paula Disbrowe is a writer, recipe developer, and award-winning cookbook author based in Austin, Texas. Her stories have taken her across the globe on food and travel adventures, from Alaska to French Polynesia to Scotland to Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Paula’s work appears in The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Delta Sky, Food52, Cooking Light, and Southern Living, among others.


Paula Disbrowe’s devotion to the adventure of food and travel has been the driving force behind her impressive writing career, whether on a freelance assignment in a Spanish olive grove or covering the South’s vibrant culture as a senior editor at Southern Living. She’s also served as food editor at Restaurant Business and editor-in-chief at Tribeza, Austin’s premiere arts and culture publication. Paula has written or co-written seven cookbooks, including Food52's Any Night Grilling, Cowgirl Cuisine, Crescent City Cooking with Susan Spicer, Down Home with the Neelys with Patrick and Gina Neely Real Cajun with Donald Link, 2010 James Beard Award winner for Best American Cookbook, and Down South with Donald Link, an IACP Award winner for Best American Cookbook in 2014. Her latest cookbook, the highly-praised Thank You for Smoking, showcases Disbrowe’s grilling expertise.

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