L.A.-based Alison Clare Steingold has written and edited for Santa Monica-based C Magazine since its 2005 launch and was named senior editor in 2010. She first launched a freelance career researching and reporting on restaurants and culinary trends, while her previous years in fine dining led to co-authoring a cookbook with chef Govind Armstrong (Clarkson Potter, 2007). Today, Steingold oversees food/wine and home/design sections for the California lifestyle publication’s ever-expanding portfolio (C, C for Men, C Weddings). The Washington, D.C. native studied political media at University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communications and Georgetown University. She resides in Venice, CA.