Christopher Idone was a celebrated chef and an award-winning culinary writer. He was the founder of a catering company, Glorious Food, and was soon sharing his passion to a bigger audience via his cookbooks. His second book, Glorious American Food, was named Cookbook of the Year and Best General Cookbook from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He was also a food consultant who appeared on the Today show and Good Morning America, and contributed to House and Garden, the New York TimesMagazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Food Arts, and Harper's Bazaar. Idone died in 2016.