Core Team

Elizabeth Millard, Editor

A ferocious advocate of local food, slow cooking, and unusual tastes (yes, she's had bacon soda, and no, that won't be happening again), Elizabeth has been a freelance writer in the Twin Cities for the past 15 years. In addition to writing and editing, she and her partner, Karla Pankow, own an organic farm, Bossy Acres, in Northfield. She digs vegetables, both literally and figuratively. Feel free to drop her a note at 

Karl Benson and Marie Dwyer, Owners

For more than 15 years, Karl and Marie have been the creative leaders behind Cooks of Crocus Hill — a Twin Cities independent specialty culinary retailer and educator focused on sharing the belief that "Life Happens in the Kitchen." When they're not at Cooks, they're chasing five kids (and Charlie, a big, bossy standard poodle) and putting dinner on the table while they look for new and ever-more interesting adventures. Karl and Marie live in the Crocus Hill area of St. Paul.