PX00114_9[1]Meet Heather McPherson.

Heather McPherson is the Food Editor, restaurant reviewer and a multimedia journalist for the Orlando Sentinel. She oversees the weekly Cooking & Eating section and writes four weekly columns (food and culture, restaurant recipes and restaurant reviews) and provides daily content for orlandosentinel.com. In addition, she provides food segments for Fox 35 Orlando, Scott McKenzie & the Morning Mix on Mix 105.1 FM.

She is a past president of the Association of Food Journalists and serves on the AFJ conference planning committee.

The author of two cookbooks, she has co-written five others and edited three cookbooks. Her latest work is “Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida’s Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans” with Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand (University Press of Florida). In October, the companion book, “Good Catch,” celebrating Florida’s rich fish and seafood heritage, will be in bookstores.

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 Friends of the Library Board and the Lake Cares Food Pantry Board of Directors.