VIA Contributors

Behind every VIA article there's an intrepid reporter risking sunburn on an exotic Tahitian cruise, indigestion on San Francisco's best food tours, and over-exfoliation in the West Coast's most relaxing spas. These are the men and women who lived to tell the tale.

Heidi Haughy Cusick

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Heidi Haughy Cusick has been cooking and eating chanterelles and porcini from the Mendocino forests for more than two decades. She is the author of four books including Soul and Spice: African Cooking in the Americas, The International Pantry Cookbook, Mendocino: The Ultimate Wine and Food Lover's Guide, and Sonoma: The Ultimate Winery Guide.