Yvona Fast

 an author, food columnist, journalist, editor, researcher and speaker


BHBA-winner-100 copy award icon AWARD WINNER!

Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your Garden, CSA or Farmers’ Market is a FINALIST in the National Indie Excellence Awards and the WINNER of the Beverly Hills Book Awards!


Local seasonings: “Like the weekly column, the book focuses on using local North Country produce and ingredients to create food that is not only healthy and fresh but most importantly, simple to prepare.” – See more at: http://www.adirondackexplorer.org/book_reviews/garden-gourmet#sthash.nPtbEzU5.dpuf


From Brockport in western NY to Sherburne in the east and Watertown, Canton and Lake Placid in the north, 60 shops throughout NY state now sell my books!


       Yvona writes about a wide variety of topics, including food, cooking, careers,health and fitness for magazines like E: The Environmental Magazine, Adirondack Life, Pacific Sun, Herald on Sunday (NZ), Valley Advocate, Vibrant Life, Equal Opportunity, Minority Engineer, Home Cooking, American Health and Fitness, Woman’s Touch, Health & Home, and Adirondack Explorer. Her weekly column, North Country Kitchen, offers a medley of nutritional information, historical facts, and easy, seasonal recipes. Her goal is to help the reader prepare wholesome family meals and achieve a healthy lifestyle. It currently runs in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and the Lake Placid News. Yvona speaks on issues of employment and disabilities to various groups, including the NADD, Vermont Parent Information Center and the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada. She’s available for interviews and speaking engagements. She has a master’s degree in library science, combining research skills with her clear, engaging writing style to create a professional product that is accurate and delivered on time.

Yvona’s Books

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