Theresa is a Philadelphia transplant who grew up in a neighborhood where fresh ingredients and a local market were always a stone's throw away. Eating dinner together every night was a ritual at her house. When she moved to the Phoenix area, food became associated with convenience; and markets became big mega-chains with the same staples you could find anywhere. She noticed a "disconnect" between culture, community and food. Theresa found herself quickly becoming an outcast in her community, as she strived to find that one ingredient needed to turn a basic meal into something special. She constantly seeks out good food and drink. It's who she is and how she was raised. Her blog, The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine, will show you through her experiences how she’s managed to create her own culture and find amazing cuisine wherever she goes.