From the clam shacks of Cape Cod and osterias of Orvieto to the dive bars of Denver and Chile’s valley vineyards, Ruth Tobias has made it her mission to navigate the foodways of the world—using menus for maps, her mouth for a compass, and her pen for just about everything else.

Along the way, she has contributed to guidebooks, glossies, websites, alt weeklies, and encyclopedias—and not just on the subjects of dining and cookery, wine and mixology. With an academic background in literature and film studies, she has also covered books and movies and worked as a copyeditor for various publishing houses and nonprofits.

The author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Denver & Boulder (Globe Pequot, 2012) and the Denver & Boulder Chef’s Table (Globe Pequot, 2013), she currently serves as the managing editor for The Tasting Panel and The SOMM Journal.

For details, please visit her bio and portfolio.