Since discovering that her sixth-grade classmates were living on oodles of noodles, Robyn has been on a mission to convince her peers that food is the most important thing in their lives. A self-taught cook, she operated a small bakery in high school and worked on the line at a top Washington, D.C. restaurant before shifting focus to study the social, cultural and political elements of food as an anthropology major at Columbia University. Now a digital marketer by day, she writes essays and recipes for local, seasonal and healthy food and foodways throughout the web as Runaway Apricot.