Culinary Consultant and Chef, Donna Marie (Zotter) Desfor, has been studying the culinary arts since she began her career as a lawyer in Philadelphia. By the late '90s when she moved to Central Pennsylvania, she had combined her interest for world travel with her love of food and fine wine. While she continued working as a lawyer, she was accepted into L'ecole de Chefs, and traveled to South Africa’s Paarl wine valley where she trained in contemporary French cuisine with Master Chef Frank Zlomke at the #1 rated Bosmans Restaurant. Committed to improving her skills and devoted to her passion for understanding food, flavor, and the elements of taste, she continued her education by attending cooking classes in France, and through a rigorous program of self-study. Interested in developing her knowledge of wine, she traveled to the Chilean countryside learning New World wines while writing an article for the internationally acclaimed Montes winery. A published food writer and recipe developer, she currently hosts the Food Section for witf, central Pennsylvania's public media outlet and NPR affiliate. Her Food column covers everything from seasonal ingredients to entertaining know-how, and includes recipes.