For over a decade, Meister has lived a double life as both a writer and a coffee professional—though she has yet to figure out which is her Dr. Jekyll side and which Mr. Hyde. Her day job is as a member of the customer support team for Counter Culture Coffee, and she has written and/or edited for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Slashfood.com, Time Out NY, BUST Magazine, Barista Magazine, and Chickpea Magazine in addition to her work with this fine site. On her own, she blogs about cooking adventures (and misadventures) at The Nervous Cook, and about learning to love the long run at Running While Smiling.
She, her husband, and their dog share a too-small Chelsea apartment that's stuffed to the gills with books, vintage clothes, and a whole lot of tchotchkes.
Location: New York City
Favorite foods: Sweet potatoes, tempeh Reubens, warm flour tortillas with salsa and salt, Brussels sprouts, apples, gallo pinto, peanut butter, ice-box cake, fermented anything… oh, and coffee.
Last bite on earth: Something in sandwich form. Actually, anything in sandwich form.