Margo True

Margo True is the food editor of Sunset magazine, editing and writing food and travel articles exploring the western United States, Canada, and Baja California. Before Sunset, she was the executive editor at Saveur magazine, and before that, a senior editor at Gourmet.

Margo is also the editor of the Canal House Cooking cookbook series, written, designed, and photographed by her friends and former Saveur colleagues Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton. Margo has worked on a few other food books, too, including Joan Reardon’s Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher, which received the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Prize for Literary Food Writing, and Cindy Mushet’s Sur La Table book The Art and Soul of Baking (2008), which won the IACP’s baking-book award. For her own writing, she’s won several regional and national awards, including four James Beard journalism awards.

This October, The Sunset Cookbook (with more than 1,000 recipes), for which Margo was the main editor, comes out in print. She has just finished another book, tentatively titled The One-Block Feast, based on the James Beard Award-winning blog she spearheaded at Sunset in 2007, The book will be published by Ten Speed Press in March 2011.