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Award Winning Suzanne Corbett Joins RFT as Food History Editor

suzanne has many fine, award-winning writers who write for us. We’re delighted to announce that national award-winning writer Suzanne Corbett has joined RFT as our Food History Editor.

Suzanne is a long-time food and travel journalist and media producer. She has a keen interest in food history and is the author of several noted cookbooks, including The Gilded Table: Recipe and Table History from the Campbell House (2015 Donning Publishing) (see our review); and Pushcarts & Stalls: The Soulard Market History Cookbook (1999 Palmerston & Reed Publishing).

In addition to being RFT’s new Food History Editor, Suzanne regularly contributes to News Magazine Network, St. Louis Post-Dispatch,, AAA Traveler and Journey Magazines. Previously, she worked at the travel/food editor at St Louis Globe, Town & Style’s Quite Bites columnist and food editor at PrimeLife Media/Primelife Circuit, and has written for Midwest Living, Sauce, Victoria Magazine, St. Louis At Home and St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles.

She doesn’t limit her work to print and online media. Suzanne has been a frequent guest on KMOX and FoodTalkSTL radio and has served as the host and producer of Hot Plates that aired on KSLG 1030AM. She has been a food historian/living history foodways interpreter at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial /National Parks.

gilded table

Suzanne’s new book, The Gilded Table, transports readers to a more elegant time.

Suzanne’s awards are numerous. She’s the winner of two Telly Awards, a Davey Award, the Missouri Media Award (from the Department of Agriculture Missouri Wine and Grape Program) and the Quest Award from the National Federation of Press Women’s Missouri affiliate, which recognizes individuals whose work reflects an enduring quest for the highest standards of professional ethics and excellence. Other awards include Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards from the North American Travel Journalists Mark Twain Awards; 32 first place awards, including food and travel categories, from the Midwest Travel Writers Association writers contest; and the Mississippi Travel Writer of the Year (2013) Award from the Missouri Professional Communicators/National Federation of Press Women.

Suzanne is a member of North American Travel Journalists, National Federation of Press Women, Midwest Travel Writers, International Food, Wine And Travel Writers Association, Les Dames d’Escoffier International and is a Certified Culinary Professional with the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Please join us in welcoming’s first Food History Editor, Suzanne Corbett. – Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

Editor’s Note: Please be sure to check out Suzanne’s first story for “Historic Swan Coach House: Lunch for Southern Belles and Hunger Games Fans.”



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Bobbie Hasselbring

RFT founder and the website's former editor-in-chief, Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. She's been an award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook.