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New East Coast Editor for RFT

Elizabeth "libby" Margolis-PineoElizabeth “Libby” Margolis-Pineo joins as our East Coast Editor. A long-time East Coaster, Libby is based in Portland, Maine, where she attends countless wine, sake, and beer tastings. She insists she “loves all things brunchy and boozy,” making her the perfect editor to explore travel and food, wine, beer, and spirits for us on the eastern seaboard. Libby Margolis Pineo

Libby loves a food adventure. She’s mashed ripe Tuscan figs into her mouth straight from the tree, ordered Poutine well past midnight in Montreal, and will eat the skin of just about any roasted animal, especially pig. In her latest story for RFT, she explored the food and beverages at Portland, Maine’s amazing Tempo Dulu.

In addition to being a food and travel writer, Libby travels every year to Italy for her import business. She imports and sells a line of cozy and stylish shawls from Italy – “Italian Warmth for Maine Winters.” Fans look forward to her annual blow out Italian sale.

Libby is also founder and editor of, which she created to showcase her published work and ongoing adventures. Libby says she’s delighted to be East Coast Editor of

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LIbby’s background in graphic design make her a great photographer.

Libby joins a wave of new talent at, including award-winning writer/editor/media producer and book author, Suzanne Corbett as our Food History Editor and talented writers Annelise Kelly, Lara Dunning, and Courtney Drake-McDonough. Look for more stories from all these terrific writers and editors.

Welcome, Libby. We’re so delighted to have you join us.  – Bobbie Hasselbring, Editor, RFT


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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.