June Naylor is an award-winning travel journalist, dining critic, and food writer with more than 20 years of experience. A Fort Worth native and a sixth-generation Texan who was raised in Dallas and educated at Texas Christian University, June is a lifelong student of food, cooking and culture in Texas and the Southwest.
A child of food-loving parents, June began creating things in the kitchen before she learned long division, and she’s taken cooking classes from Dallas to Bangkok. Over the years, she’s interviewed food celebrities such as Wolfgang Puck, Jacques Pepin, and John Besh, hosted a food-and-travel radio show and taken friends on food trips at home and abroad.
June is the co-author of Texas Cowboy Kitchen (Andrews McMeel, 2007) and Cooking the Cowboy Way (Andrews McMeel, 2009) along with Fort Worth chef and restaurateur Grady Spears. She also co-authored Big Ranch Big City (Ten Speed Press, 2011) with Austin/Fort Worth chef and restaurateur Louis Lambert.
June has served as a regional panelist for the James Beard Awards and is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier.