A fearless writer who views food and travel as endless adventures, Paula Disbrowe’s assignments have taken her from vanilla plantations in French Polynesia to salmon boats in Alaska and fish camps in the bayous of southwest Louisiana. And now—to the wilds of Montana, as The Resort at Paws Up happily welcomes the one-time Cowgirl Chef and longtime culinary writer. Her newest book, Thank You for Smoking, has been heating up bookstore shelves nationwide, and Disbrowe’s enthusiasm for barbecue culture comes through loud and clear in it. Altogether, Disbrowe has authored or coauthored seven uber-popular cookbooks, including Food52 Any Night Grilling, Cowgirl Cuisine and the James Beard Award-winning Real Cajun, cowritten with acclaimed New Orleans Chef Donald Link.
A former senior editor at Southern Living, Disbrowe’s food-focused articles have appeared in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine and many other national publications. When she’s not globetrotting in search of exotic ingredients, you might find her using them to expand her repertoire at home in Austin, Texas.