Kate Krukowski Gooding
Kate was raised between Enfield, Connecticut and Jackman, Maine. Working and running restaurants, catering events and private parties, she put herself through college. A self-trained chef, Kate hostesses annual Solstice Parties, with 2008 marking her 19th year of creating culinary adventures for friends and family on the longest night of the year. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Marketing and has worked as a project consultant for several companies over the course of twenty years.
Between writing cookbooks, Kate teaches wild game cooking classes, demonstrates cooking tasty Maine inspired dishes from Milwaukee to Portland. She has appeared twice on Portland, Maine WCSH 207 "In the Kitchen" with Rob Caldwell, and on the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern." Kate has two published cookbooks with two more awaiting publication.
Kate lives with her husband in the village of Pretty Marsh on Mount Desert Island. She divides her time between her ambitious husband, and their two feral cats, Sage and Sophie. She is also an art agent for local artists and organizes a cappella concerts to benefit Sustainable Harvest International, an international non-profit founded locally. Kate still manages time for hiking, dancing, friends and family, travel and a good book.
In addition to Black Fly Stew: Wild Maine Recipes, Kate has also written two specialty cookbooks: Cooking with Karen's Grass-fed Lamb and another for SweetEnergy.com. Her next cookbook, in the Black Fly Stew series, will carry an international flair into your kitchen.
Kate won a moose permit in 2007 in the annual Maine lottery. On their second day out hunting, her brother, Master Maine Guide Chris Krukowski bagged this 755lb bull in Jackman.