Mecca Bos has been a professional cook, chef, and food writer since she discovered that walking into a restaurant every day beat walking into an office by a long mile. In the past 22 years, Mecca has worked as a cheesemonger, has cooked at roughly fifty-eleven restaurants, and has catered a trillion events. Mecca was the food editor of Metro Magazine as well as City Pages, and is a regular contributor to many local and national publications. She is an award-winning podcaster, and has recently founded the BIPOC Foodways Alliance. Follow her work at meccaboswrites.com and bipocfoodways.org.