Karen Solomon is an author, food writer and blogger. She is the author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It; Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It; and The Cheap Bastard's Guide to San Francisco. She is contributing author to Chow! San Francisco Bay Area: 300 Affordable Places for Great Meals & Good Deals and former contributing editor to Zagat Survey: San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants. Her writing has appeared in Fine Cooking, Prevention, Yoga Journal, Organic Style, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.