Kathryn Hutchison is the writer and photographer behind The Austin Gastronomist. She started the blog in 2003 as a way to keep up with friends and family after moving to Austin. In 2009, the focus of the blog shifted to home cooking, local farms and artisan foods, culinary events, and the Austin food community.  The Austin Gastronomist has been featured on TasteSpotting, Foodpress.com and the Food News Journal’s “Best of Blogs.”

Kathryn is the President of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance, a network of 150+ food bloggers in Central Texas. A 501(c)7 nonprofit, the group undertakes regular philanthropic, educational, and social programming in support of Austin bloggers and the food community. Their first cookbook will be published in April 2013 by The History Press, and includes Kathryn’s recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

An advocate for sustainable, organic food, Kathryn works in marketing at Greenling, a local organic grocery delivery service based in Austin. In 2011, she led the team of bloggers behind the “Austin Bakes” bake sales, which raised nearly $25,000 for natural disaster relief.

See that pretty picture up there? Nathan Russell took it.