Nevin Martell has been writing about food and culture for more than a decade and a half. His current clients include the Washington Post, NPR’s The Salt blog, Wine Enthusiast, TravelChannel.com, Plate, Washington Flyer, Capitol File, Washington City PaperWashington Post ExpressBethesda Magazine, Arlington Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, and CityEats.com.

He is the author of five books, including The Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food & Drink, the small press smash Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip, the international bestseller Standing Small: A Celebration of 30 Years of the LEGO Minifigure. His latest project is the memoir-misadventure Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations, which will be published by Possibilities Publishing on June 24, 2014.

When he’s not typing, dining out or procrastinating, Martell enjoys traveling, jogging, cooking, gardening, photography and falconing (Okay, that last one is a total lie, but it would be a cool hobby. Go, Mordecai!).