Louisa Kasdon

Louisa Kasdon is the CEO and Founder of Let’s Talk About Food. In this capacity, Louisa has created over 50 food and health based public events in Boston that bring the public and experts together to deepen their understanding of the role of food in our world. Her producing partner is the Boston Globe, and institutional partners include the Museum of Science, Harvard University, the New England Aquarium, Project Bread, Northeastern University, the Boston Public Library, and the Harvard/MIT Broad Center and the Cambridge Science Festival among others. Louisa is also a Boston based-journalist with over 500 published articles and several books on food, business and health for national, regional, and international publications. Kasdon was the food editor of the Boston Phoenix for 15 years, and a senior editor at Natural Health and Boston Magazine.

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Annie B. Copps

Annie B. Copps is a Boston-based chef, cooking instructor, international culinary tour guide, journalist, and food activist with more than 30 years of experience in the local and international food, travel, and public health arenas.

Annie has built her life and career around her passion for food, wine, and travel. For nearly three decades, she has worked in the international public health field and as a chef, magazine editor, television and radio show host and guest, food stylist, television producer, speaker, and consultant. Annie recently returned to Boston after four years traveling around the world teaching cooking classes and leading culinary tours in exotic locales. She currently works as a culinary instructor; program manager; freelance food, wine, and travel writer; restaurant consultant; and radio program host (WBZ AM1030 “Connoisseur’s Corner”).


Rachel Caldwell

Rachel Caldwell is a Cambridge-based writer, cook and event producer. She serves as the Deputy Director, Events & Development for The Food Voice and Events Creator for Edible Boston. She can be reached at