Gilpin chronicles her love of creating memorable food experiences through more than 25 years of experience in food writing, recipe development, media appearances, and food marketing and advertising. Former food editor of Southern Living magazine, founding editor of Southern Living Weddings and director of Southern Living Cooking School, Susan is the Food Editor for People Country magazine. She is the author and producer of the book Uncommon Grounds, Celebrating More Than 100 Years of Quality Coffee, Tea & Food, a cookbook and chronicle of Red Diamond, Inc. A culinary media pro, Susan is a contributing editor representing Southern Living magazine and Oxmoor House on the nationally syndicated TV show Daytime.
Gilpin is at home in the kitchen, on the cooking stage or on TV stirring up exciting recipes, innovative meals and creative new twists on favorite foods and brands. In her TV food productions, magazine articles, cooking demonstrations and food writing, Gilpin has showcased some of America’s favorite culinary brands including Avocados from Mexico, Bertolli, Duncan Hines, Eggland Eggs, Farm Rich, Georgia Pecan Commission, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Kitchen Aid Appliances, Mahatma Rice, M&M Mars Candies, National Peanut Board, National Pork Producers, Oscar Mayer, Red Diamond and Uncle Ben’s Rice.
A recipe developer and collector, Gilpin happily shares her favorites with just about anyone who asks. She credits her Texas and Louisiana roots with her knack for entertaining and hospitality; cooking up a party on a moment’s notice is her favorite pastime. Gilpin graduated from Texas Christian University, where she earned a master’s degree in home economics with a major in foods and nutrition.