Molly O'Neill is the food columnist for the New York Times Sunday Magazine and a reporter for the style section of the New York Times. For ten years she worked as a chef and studied cooking at La Verenne in Paris. Twelve years ago she began writing for a living, first as a columnist at Boston Magazine, then at Food and Wine Magazine. In 1984, she became the restaurant critic for New York Newsday and moved to the New York Times in 1989. She has been nominated for Pulitzer Prize two times. Her first book, The New York Cookbook, won both the Julia Child/IACP and James Beard Awards. Her title One Big Table made the N.Y. Times Bestseller list for 2010.