Gail Pittaway is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Storytelling, Myth and Ritual and Media Theory, in the School of Media Arts at Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand. She has published poetry and short stories as well as articles, chapters and papers on the discipline of creative writing, New Zealand literature, the history of food writing, New Zealand cookery books and publishing. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Central Queensland University, working in the fields of creative nonfiction and food memoir.