Carolyn Tillie is a freelance writer, exhibiting artist, and curator. Having obtained an MFA in jewelry and metalsmithing from CSULB in 1998, she immediately worked in obtaining a Certified Master Chef certificate from Epicurean school in Los Angeles and Level Two certification from the Wine Spirit Education Trust. She has written for a number of wine industry magazines, the Napa Register, and Metalsmith magazine. As a culinary historian, her first book was Oysters, A Global History. Her food-themed jewelry has been sold in dozens of galleries all over the world. She is now curating art exhibits to accompany the release of her second book, A Feast for the Eyes – Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini.