Steve Hoffman Steve Hoffman is a food writer, tax preparer, and part-time French villager with 10 years of experience writing for local and national publications about the food of the Great Lakes North and Mediterranean France.Expertise: Northern Food, French wine and cuisine.Experience: Steve Hoffman is a James Beard Award-winning food writer who spends half of each year in his left brain, as a professional tax preparer, and the other half in his right brain, as a writer on the subjects of food, wine, and culinary travel. He splits his time between his native Minnesota and the Languedoc region of southern France. Steve dedicated four fall semesters to working with local winemakers in a tiny French village, assisting in the vineyards and wineries. His writing has appeared in numerous outlets including Artful Living, The Washington Post, Food & Wine, and the Minnesota Star Tribune, where he won an IACP Award for his article "From the Wild (Meals from a Hunter)." About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.