Heather's Florida Kitchen
Heather McPherson is a former food editor, restaurant reviewer and multimedia journalist for the Orlando Sentinel. A past president of the Association of Food Journalists, she serves on the AFJ conference planning committee. She is a media consultant, field producer for “Emeril’s Florida,” columnist for EdibleOrlando and The Orlando Sentinel’s hypeorlando.com and provides food content for Orlando’s Morning Mix on Mix 105.1 FM . The author of two cookbooks, she has co-written five others and edited three cookbooks. Her latest works are “Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida’s Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans” and “Good Catch: Recipes & Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters” both with Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand (University Press of Florida). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the College of Journalism and Communication at the University of Florida and was honored with the college’s Emig Award, given to the student the faculty believes will contribute the most to the state of Florida through journalistic pursuits. Born Indianapolis, Ind., she and husband artist Spencer Pettit live in Mount Dora, where she serves on the Lake Cares Food Pantry Board of Directors.