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For a decade and a half, Cleveland-based Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work, which includes food, beverage, travel and culture, has been published locally, nationally and internationally, and has appeared in Food Network magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Eater, Miami Herald, Globe and Mail, Tasting Table and Wine & Spirits.

His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore" and "5 in 5" earned him back-to-back titles as a New York Times Best-Selling Author, while his longstanding role as dining editor garnered the award of “Best Food Writing” from the national AltWeekly Awards.

Trattner also penned the only exhaustive travel guidebook covering his beloved hometown, “Moon Handbooks: Cleveland,” which currently is in its second edition. He lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife, two dogs, six chickens and 50,000 honeybees, give or take.