Author Spotlight, Brian and Patricia Dake.
Name: Brian & Patricia Dake
Location: Napa Valley, California
You are both listed on the articles. Are you a team? How does that work?
Patricia and I write these recipe articles as a team. I usually have 5 to 10 recipes in development and pitch to Search Magazine based on their require-ments. Issue theme and the time of year influence our recipe choice.
I do the kitchen testing and rough draft of the reci-pe. Patricia does taste testing and offers feedback.
I often collect fun facts about the recipes, equip-ment and/or ingredients. Patricia writes the intro-duction and copyedits the recipe. Four times a year, we transform our home kitchen into a photo studio… To read more, click on the Winter Issue here.