Michael Krondl is a food writer, culinary historian, cooking teacher and artist.   He has authored articles on food and travel for the likes of  Gastronomica, Saveur, Condé Nast’s Traveler, Marie Claire, New York Newsday, Family Circle and Saturday Night.  You’ll find his name at  the end of numerous entries in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink as well as The Business of Food:  Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries.  Krondl is the author of The Donut: History, Recipes and Lore from Boston to Berlin. The Taste of Conquest: The Rise and Fall of the Great Cities of Spice, Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert, Around the American Table:  Treasured Recipes and Food Traditions from the American Cookery Collections of The New York Public Library and The Great Little Pumpkin Cookbook.  Krondl lives in New York.  Among his more recent  projects are a gig as associate editor on the Oxford University Press Companion to Sweets and as an editor on Savoring Gotham, a foodie companion to New York City.