Kim Sunée was born in South Korea, adopted, and raised in New Orleans. She is the author of the national bestseller, TRAIL OF CRUMBS: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home (Grand Central Publishing). Trail of Crumbs was both a BARNES AND NOBLE Discover pick and a Booksense Pick, and has been translated into Korean, Chinese, and Hebrew. She has been featured in the New York Times, Ladies’ Homes Journal, People, ELLE, and Glamour.
She ate and lived in Europe for ten years and loves everything from tacos and fried chicken to a perfect terrine of foie gras. Sunée got her start as food editor at Southern Living and then worked as the founding food editor of Cottage Living magazine. Her writing has appeared in ENTREE, The Oxford American, and Asian American Poetry and Writing. She returns to her hometown of New Orleans as often as possible for po-boys, jambalaya, and a deep dark-roux gumbo. Sunée has also appeared several times as a guest judge on the Food Network’s IRON CHEF AMERICA. (photo Roberto Frankenberg)