Eric is a food writer, freelance journalist, and professional cook in San Francisco. He has worked for newspapers in California and Alaska, where he covered Sarah Palin's city hall back when she was still mayor of Wasilla and no one had any clue what lay in store years ahead. He blogs for Delish.com and is a regular contributor to Foodsafetynews.com. He writes about cooking on his own blog at slimyoungparsnip.wordpress.com, and hates the texture of mushrooms. Really.