Living in the city of Sacramento, Garrett McCord works as a food writer, writing teacher, and recipe developer. His blog, Vanilla Garlic, looks at how life and food intertwine through creative essays. His writing has appeared publications such as Saveur.com, Epi-Log, Gourmet, and Cheese Connoisseur, and he regularly contributes to the Sacramento News and Review and Edible Sacramento. He holds a master's in English Composition from California State University, Sacramento, where he studied the rhetoric of the Slow Food Movement and using food as a medium to teach composition. He is currently writing a cookbook entitled, Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese, with Stephanie Sitavetti. It will be published in 2013 by Little, Brown.