About Deborah

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah is a sought after San Francisco Bay Area journalist who specializes in stories about food, drink and travel. She writes for publications such as: Wine Enthusiast, iSanté, San Francisco Chronicle, Napa Valley Life, The National Culinary Review, Decanter, Wines and VinesFlavor & the Menu, and more.    
Her recent wine and culinary travels include: Germany, Croatia, France, Spain, Chile, Australia, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, and Israel.

Deborah hails from Wilmington, Delaware. She worked for the DuPont Co. in Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Santa Clara, California. She began her journalism career by writing about food and drink in California and has broadened to a global gastronomic scope.

Professional Associations:

  • ASJA – American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • NATJA – North American Travel Journalists Association
  • AJF – Association of Food Journalists
  • IACP – International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • WNBA – Women’s National Book Association

Deborah edited the amazon.com bestseller, Break Through the Noise by Elisa Southard.

A sample of Deborah’s volunteer activities:

  • Poet Laureate of Pleasanton, Calif. from 2009-2011
  • Ina Coolbrith Circle, Board member 2011-present
    Named after the first Poet Laureate of California, the mission of the Ina Coolbrith Circle is to nurture study, reading and writing of poetry and history of California.
  • Wardrobe for Opportunity, Walnut Creek, Calif. Volunteer of the Year, 1999
  • Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME), Santa Clara , Calif., Board President in the 1990s

Other details
Deborah lives in San Francisco’s East Bay with her husband, Michael. When she’s not writing, she’s probably at the gym, exploring with friends, reading, or cooking.

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of the University of Delaware
  • University of London, England: Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies
  • University of Delaware: BA cum laude, History