ALANA CHERNILA writes, cooks, sells fresh vegetables, and teaches cheese making. She created the blog www.EatingFromTheGroundUp.com in 2008. Her first book, The Homemade Pantry, was published by Clarkson Potter in 2012. Her second book, The Homemade Kitchen, will be published by Clarkson Potter in September 2015. Alana is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe and lives with her husband and two young daughters in western Massachusetts.