Jennifer Lindner McGlinn is a trained pastry chef, food writer, and historian. She has worked as executive editor of Art Culinaire, a professional chefs' magazine, as well as in the curatorial departments at Winterthur Museum, the Rosenbach Museum and Library, and Valley Forge National Park/National centre for the American Revolution. Ms. McGlinn is the co-author, along with Chef/Proprietor Walter Staib, of The City Tavern Baking & Dessert Cookbook, and worked as recipe editor, contributor, and consultant on Dining at Monticello. She contributes food and culture articles to Signature Brandywine Magazine, and prepares specialty desserts for her business, Goodwife Confections. Chef Walter Staib is the highly acclaimed chef and proprietor of Philadelphia's celebrated City Tavern restaurant. He is the author of two other cookbooks: City Tavern Cookbook, and City Tavern Baking & Dessert Cookbook. He has been named the Culinary Ambassador to the City of Philadelphia," and has received numerous awards and recognition for his outstanding cuisine.