The granddaughter of wine makers in the Langeudoc region, she thought at one time of taking over the family trade. But as a good student, she found herself in central Lyon, and then in a successful career working for prestigious companies. In 2008, her roots and her childhood nickname “the belly” caught up with her: she quit everything to eat, drink, and study for one year at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the academic institution created by Slow Food in Italy. Always guided by her gut, she left for Kenya and then the United States. Having returned to France, she actively campaigns for good “grub,” finding the the term gastronomy too reductive. She divides her time between different projects that concern food (editing articles, producing classes and conferences) and a more classic job that involves communication, marketing and project management. Her only regret: the vineyards of her grandparents.