Brooklyn based, Frank Mentesana has been working around food for a long time.  He was the founding owner of the renowned bakery/cafe Once Upon a Soho, New York City, author/photographer of Soups, Salads, Muffins and More (Knopf), and the Founding-Director of EcoSpaces Education, a program that brings Food Literacy Education to inner city children through cooking, gardening, healthy eating and exercise.  In addition, his food styling, writing and photography have been seen in Martha Stewart, Food and Wine,,, Real Simple, The Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Woman's Day, Edible Communities, McCormick Spices TV commercials, and the cookbooks, Noodles Everyday and The Perfect Recipe.  He is consulting partner in the California restaurant group Locale 90.