Cheryl Slocum

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Cheryl Slocum is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, editor, and recipe developer. She has spent over 16 years creating food and entertaining content that resonates with the home cook. She ran the food department and test kitchen at Country Living for 10 years and was on staff as the senior editor at Cooking Light. Cheryl has also worked in a freelance capacity at Martha Stewart Living, Everyday with Rachel Ray and Food Network Magazine. As a contributor, her writing and recipes have appeared in several top publications including O, The Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Eating Well, and Essence. Cheryl currently lives in Birmingham, AL with her daughter. You can visit her website at

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