About Joyce Taylor
Mariner’s Menu author Joyce Taylor has served as seafood education specialist with the North Carolina State University Seafood Laboratory and North Carolina Sea Grant since 1974. She has raised awareness of local seafood through workshops across the state, with food editors, seafood markets, restaurants and consumers. Some of her blog postings will feature recipes from the resource book Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas. She will also offer new recipes and preparation tips that are in the works for the next Mariner’s Menu book.
About Vanda Lewis
Mariner’s Menu blogger and photographer Vanda Lewis has worked with North Carolina Sea Grant for more than 26 years in the Morehead City office. Her blog postings feature recipes from Joyce Taylor’s resource book Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas and Seafood Sightings, which links readers to seafood recipes from around the state.
About Barry Nash
Barry Nash is a seafood technology and marketing specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City, NC. He assists seafood businesses with commercializing new products, regulatory compliance, manufacturing and direct marketing. His expertise was instrumental in the development of Carteret Catch, a joint venture between Carteret County fishermen and local restaurants to generate commercial visibility for coastal North Carolina seafood. Barry will post contributions pertaining to seafood safety, the health benefits of seafood and sourcing local products along the North Carolina coast.