During her youth, Layne Victoria Lynch cultivated a deep appreciation fordelicious Southern fare while cooking alongside her mother, Mary, andgrandmothers, Carol and Margie. An honors graduate of the School of Journalismat The University of Texas at Austin, Layne now works as a food writer in Austinand Houston. For the past five years, Layne's writings have mainly focused onthe three things that fascinate her most: passionate chefs, innovativerestaurants and up-and-coming culinary trends. Although she loves to eat atplaces like Uchiko and Foreign & Domestic, her favorite place to dine is at homewith her friends and family. Layne has written stories online or in print forpublications like Texas Monthly, Food Network Magazine, CultureMap Austin,Edible Austin, the Austin American-Statesman, Austin Monthly and Eater Austin.If she isn't writing or blogging about her culinary adventures or musings, Layneis probably hiking around the Green Belt or hanging out with her two sweetLabradors, Bonnie and Lucky.