Steve Hoffman shares one acre on Turtle Lake, in Shoreview, Minnesota, with his family, an ill-behaved puggle, and roughly 80,000 honeybees. He is a writer, tax preparer, and occasional French villager.

Steve's writing has been anthologized in the last four editions of Best American Food Writing (2014–2017). He won the 2014 IACP Bert Greene Award for Narrative Culinary Writing, and was a 2015 Finalist. He is a five-time AFJ Food Journalism Award winner, (2013–2017). His article on wine blending in the Languedoc appeared in the September 2015 issue of Food & Wine Magazine. Since June 2016 he has written a monthly food column for The Growler magazine. He is currently on assignment for both Midwest Living and Artful Living magazines, and is editing a food, wine and family memoir about his family’s 2012 immersion into a tiny Languedocian winemaking village.