Dana Cowin, best known for her two decades as the Editor-in-Chief of "Food & Wine", is a tastemaker, talent scout, consultant, author, lecturer and radio show host. During her tenure at the award-winning magazine (1995-2016), she oversaw every editorial aspect of the brand from print to web to books to social media.
After "Food & Wine", Cowin founded DBC Creative, a brand consultancy and was Chief Brand Advisor for Dig Food Group from 2017-2020. She is host of “Speaking Broadly” on Heritage Radio Network where she interviews extraordinary women in the food industry about their greatest challenges and triumphs. In winter 2020, Cowin created Giving Broadly, an extension of her podcast, highlighting women food entrepreneurs and their products. Cowin also coaches creatives from editors to directors to actors and photographers.
A sought-after speaker, Cowin has been a judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” a presenter at TedXManhattan, a motivational speaker for brands like Bacardi, lecturer at the Food & Wine Classic and multiple other food festivals and other events.
A noted author, in 2014 Cowin published “Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes,” which garnered a spot on many “Best of Fall” lists.
Cowin serves on the advisory Board of Directors of City Harvest, a hunger-relief organization, Hot Bread Kitchen, a workforce development group and the Food Education Fund of Food & Finance High School. For her many contributions to the culinary world, Cowin was inducted in to the James Beard Foundation's Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America.
On this episode, Dana shares her one way ticket to New Zealand! She also reflects on her most memorable culinary experiences, the connection between food and memory, and what a drop of port from the 18th century tastes like.
Dana is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back. Their destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.
Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Former Senator, Joe Lieberman; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.