Tatiana Pietrzak graduated with a Master’s in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico as well as taking culinary classes at the Santa Fe Community College. After studying in London, Paris, Siena, and Florence, she lived and worked in Beijing in film and television. She has published articles on food, gardening, and culture in the Beijing University Newsletter, the Eagle, and the Santa Fe New Mexican. She is the author of The Music Is Written and Birthing Freedom. In addition, she has won two Editor’s Choice awards from the National Library of Congress and was granted a Distinguished Membership from the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee of The International Society of Poets. Presently she is also a cheesemonger with Murray’s.