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Stephanie Swane

Modernist Cuisine
Publisher and Editorial Director
Seattle, Washington

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Stephanie Swane is the publisher and editorial director of Modernist Cuisine’s in-house publishing department The Cooking Lab. She develops and leads new publishing projects and partnership opportunities. She has brought over 25 years of experience working on custom books, global sales, brand management, foreign rights, and licensing to the team.Stephanie leads the editorial team in writing and publishing Modernist Cuisine’s upcoming book, Modernist Bread, due out in 2017. Over the last three years she has traversed the globe to help the team research bread from every imaginable angle. Stephanie has met with experts in baking, milling, agriculture, production, history, fermentation, and beyond. She regularly attends industry workshops and conferences that cover all aspects of baking, from commercial production to cereal science.Prior to joining Modernist Cuisine, Stephanie worked with publishers that include becker&mayer!, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Putnam, Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing, and Little Golden Books. She has worked with a diverse group of global brands, retailers, wholesalers, and licensors, ranging from CBS Paramount, Disney/Lucasfilm, Fox Entertainment, Hasbro, NBCUniversal, and Warner Bros. to Amazon Publishing, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Indigo, Target, and Williams-Sonoma. She holds a master’s degree in media studies from the New School and a bachelor’s in art and art history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.When not working on the next Modernist Cuisine project, Stephanie can be found in her Seattle garden. True to her Dakota farming roots, she enjoys growing exotic and native vegetables and fruits, including varieties of wheat and rye. She loves all things fermentation—from beer brewing to pickling. An avid artist and crafter, Stephanie sells her art at fairs around the city. Stephanie is also an active member of AACI, ABA, AIB, BBGA, IACP, Maine Grain Alliance, Northern Grain Growers Association, Northwest Independent Editors Guild, PNBA, and the Real Bread Campaign.

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