Woods wanderer who was an an editor at New England’s regional magazine, the research director of a Colorado newspaper and a farm hand in Vermont before returning to Pittsburgh to write about and explore her hometown.
With fantastic rivers, urban wilderness, biodiversity and numerous recreation organizations and land trusts, Pittsburgh has vast breadth and depth when it comes to the outdoors. Plus, it's a gravity lover's dream.
Szmidt's found success by making it all from scratch: they brine and roast their meat, bake their bread, whip up their dressings and condiments, pickle their pickles—and yes, make their own pierogies. Get ready; it's going to be good.
"Typically, we don’t have projects from the same city in the same year, but with the work of the Peduto administration and the work nonprofits and for profits are doing in the city, this is a great opportunity to have both teams participate.”