Dee Hobsbawn-Smith is a poet, writer, chef, educator, and advocate. Between 1992 and 1994, she was chef and co-owner of Foodsmith, a Calgary restaurant that featured locally raised ingredients on a menu that changed daily. For eight years, Dee wrote a column for the Calgary Herald called “The Curious Cook”. She also hosted an annual farm tour for the City Palate for twelve years. These experiences provided her with ample opportunity to visit growers in their fields. Foodshed is her fifth book. She lives west of Saskatoon with her partner and their pets.