Today my guest is Kim Foster, a James Beard award-winning food essayist and two-time nominee.
She writes deep dive essays into food as it intersects with addiction, foster care, adoption, poverty and mental illness.
Her notable pieces include The Meth Lunches published by NPR's Desert Companion Magazine in 2017, and The Dysfunction of Food, an essay about McDonalds and its significance in the foster care community, published in 2019.
Kim is currently working on a book about Vegas and it's own culinary dysfunctions, with St. Martin’s Press due out in Fall 2022.
She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, David, a Grammy-winning, and two-time Tony-nominated circus and live entertainment producer, their kids, Lucy 16, Edie 14, Raffi 9 and Desi 5, a pug, a pitbull, 3 cats and 24 chickens.