Stephanie Jane Carter wrote The Little Local New Orleans Cookbook (Countryman 2019) and co-authored The A-Z Encyclopedia of Food Controversies and the Law (ABC-Clio 2010).

She was the editor of Eater New Orleans and the editor of Edible New Orleans. Her work has been featured in Family Circle, Eater, the James Beard Foundation, Here magazine, Edible New Orleans, and Culture, among others.

Awards include the Legacy Award in journalism from Les Dames d’Escoffier International, New Orleans City Business Women of the Year award, Eddy awards for recipe-writing, and more. Work that she assigned and edited was chosen for The Best Food Writing anthology twice.

She’s the co-founder and president of Les Dames d’Escoffier New Orleans chapter. She was also featured in Me Voy A Comer El Mundo, a food travel show on the food network in Spain.

She has cooked professionally at Restaurant Mörwarld in Vienna, Austria; The Greenbrier in West Virginia; Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana; and many more restaurants. She also spent five years working for the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, curating exhibits, giving talks on culinary history, and editing Okra magazine.

Carter has an MA in philosophy and a BA from Tulane University and an AOS degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America.