Cynthia Gold, tea sommelier at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, discovered her passion for tea after enlightening excursions into the tea fields of Asia. Ms. Gold was one of the first chefs practicing “culinary tea” in the United States, and her recipes featuring tea have appeared in numerous publications. A recognized authority, she has taught classes on how to cook with tea and tea pairing both nationally and internationally. She lives in Boston.
Tea aficionado and author Lisë Stern writes on topics ranging from software to health to travel, but her specialty is food, including recipe development, culinary customs and history, product reviews, and chef profiles. Her work has appeared in several publications. She is the food editor for Hannaford supermarket’s fresh magazine and the editor of Taste of the Seacoast magazine. She lives in Cambridge.