Louisa Shafia is the IACP Award–nominated author of Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, a collection of seasonal recipes and tips on eco-friendly cooking. A former editor for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, Louisa has cooked at noteworthy restaurants in New York and San Francisco, including Aquavit, Pure Food and Wine, and Millennium, and in 2004 launched the eco-conscious catering company Lucid Food. Louisa teaches cooking classes, gives lectures across the country, and writes about food and healthy living for publications including rachaelray.com, ReadyMade, and Whole Living.
I’ve worked with Louisa in producing her eHow Food segments as Rachael Ray’s “Eco-Friendly & Local Buddy”, where her James Beard-nominated work encourages a focus on natural foods and sustainable sourcing. Louisa’s recipe video channel can be seen and savored on eHow Food.