Laurel Miller is a Colorado-based food and travel writer and the editor of Edible Aspen. She grew up on a small California ranch raising a menagerie of other animals, which is what inspired her to educate people about sustainable agriculture and seasonal eating through her business, The Sustainable Kitchen©. When not sitting in her pajamas in front of her computer, Laurel can be found enjoying the outdoors, or backpacking around the world eating street food and acquiring new and exciting tropical diseases. She is also the author of Cheese for Dummies, and a contributing editor at culture: the word on cheese. Find out more about Laurel at www.sustainablekitchen.com. .