Trish Sebben-Krupka is a cookbook author, freelance editor, professional cook, and culinary educator. She is the author of Idiot’s Guides: Canning and Preserving and The Complete Idiot’s Guide Greens Cookbook, and is employed as Corporate Chef at Carl Schaedel and Co., a distributor of luxury kitchen appliances. She is happiest when working in the kitchen, writing about food, and making soup, bread, jam, and pie for her family and friends. Trish lives in her hometown of Belleville, New Jersey, with her husband, Jim, and their posse of former junkyard cats. Her favorite books are Persuasion by Jane Austen and The Classic Italian Cook Book by Marcella Hazan, but she also loves a good ghost story.