Annelies Zijderveld Instagram Website Title: Contributing WriterLocation: Oakland, CAEducation: B.A. in journalism with a minor in creative writing, Southern Methodist University; M.A. in intercultural communication, Union University; M.F.A. in poetry. New England CollegeExpertise: Plant-based foods, Latin American foods, teaExperienceAnnelies Zijderveld has worked in the tea industry for over 15 years. She is the author of the cookbook Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea, which was selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of their favorite cookbooks in 2015. She writes about food, culture and the arts, with work appearing in Epicurious, EaterSF, Paste, Edible East Bay, the Kitchn, and San Francisco Classical Voice, and with photography appearing in the Los Angeles Times and other publications. She is a former board member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and was selected in 2017 as IACP's volunteer of the year. Annelies has been teaching plant-based cooking classes in the Bay Area and beyond for over six years and delights in inviting eaters of all stripes to eat less meat. In her classes, Annelies explores her Latin American cultural heritage and endeavors to make cooking fun and flavorful. About EatingWell EatingWell, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, has been publishing award-winning journalism about food, nutrition and sustainability since 1990. Our mission is to share flavor-packed recipes from around the world, celebrating fresh ingredients and the farmers, artisans and chefs who bring them to our table. Through science-backed nutrition advice and smart stories about sustainability, we help readers live their best lives. Learn more about us and our editorial process.