Brooke M. Bell is the editor of Taste of the South, a fast-growing magazine that preserves the past and celebrates the future of Southern food. As editor, Brooke directs the editorial staff and is responsible for the planning and executing of all the content for the magazine. She also partners with the test kitchen staff and photography team to develop the recipes and images in every issue. Brooke joined the Hoffman Media team in 2007 as food editor of Cooking with Paula Deen, where she created story packages and oversaw the development of all recipes and food-related content before taking the helm at Taste of the South. Prior to arriving at Hoffman Media, Brooke worked as managing editor for three of Grand View Media Group's titles, as food writer for Birmingham Weekly, and as a freelance food writer for various publications. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Birmingham-Southern College and an associate degree in culinary arts from Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Birmingham, Alabama. When she is not researching the latest trends in seasonal cooking and the culinary arts, Brooke spends her time shopping at farmers markets, tending to her backyard garden, and entertaining her family and friends. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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