Shira Bocar is food editor at large for Martha Stewart Living, where she develops simple, delicious recipes and styles food for the pages of the magazine. She hosts MarthaStewart.com's "Healthy Appetite" series, providing useful tips for creating mouthwatering meals with healthy foods. She has worked on several Martha Stewart cookbooks including "Meatless," "Clean Slate," and "A New Way to Bake."
A graduate of New York University and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, she has been cooking in the Martha Stewart test kitchen since 2004. Her favorite ingredient is olive oil, and she can't live without freshly ground black pepper at the table. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she now calls Brooklyn home.