Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is a 5 time James Beard award winner (and 13 time nominee) who is the restaurant and wine critic for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and a feature, food, wine and travel writer for Delta Sky Magazine.
She wrote the Random House book Drink This; Wine Made Simple (it really does) which the Washington Post praised as the most “entertaining” and “straightforward” of all wine guides, and her work has appeared in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and many other publications. She is the Twin Cities best known food radio personality, with a weekly Entercom Radio show and Stitcher podcast, Off the Menu, on which both food luminaries like Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, and Jacques Pepin regularly appear alongside local food champions such as mushroom foragers and shepherds.
She has a wide social media reach, with some 70,000 Facebook followers and 16,000 Twitter followers. Her work has been featured in nine editions of the Best Food Writing in America, and she has won the CRMA award as the country’s best food writer twice. She has contributed a health and wellness through food column to Experience Life Magazine since 2002, and is a passionate advocate for organic, whole foods and sustainable fish and farming.
Mainly, though, she wants to talk to you about how you can carve out time to have a nice glass of wine with the people you love even though the floor is full of Legos, the news is full of liars, and holding space for love, dinner, and good work is hard.