Kate Payne is an author, freelance writer, and educator.
Her writing includes non-profit grant writing, web content, and essays and articles for publications like Edible Austin, HGTV Magazine, Acres USA Magazine, Canning Across America, and The Kitchn website.
She teaches classes on home food preservation and other food-based instruction both privately and at culinary instruction schools and centers like Whole Foods, Central Market, and the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. In the spring, Kate also leads a 10-week writing workshop in Austin, TX.
She honed her creative improvisation and DIY skills while living in Brooklyn, where she wrote her first book, Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking (HarperCollins 2011). Kate became an avid home canner and gluten-free baker while living in NYC. She posts recipes, how-to’s and other home-project tutorials to her blog.
Her book Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen was published by HarperCollins in 2014, and Kate is currently promoting a line of aprons in her online shop.
She lives in Austin, TX with her wife, documentary photographer Jo Ann Santangelo, and travels regularly to cities across the US and Canada for classes, demonstrations, and speaking opportunities.