Nina Mukerjee Furstenau is a journalist, author, and editor of the Foodstory book series for the University of Iowa Press. She was a Fulbright Global research scholar (2018-19), is on the board of Media for Change, and has won the MFK Fisher Book Award, a Kansas Notable Book Award, and more. She is the author of Green Chili and Other Imposters (University of Iowa Press, 2021) and Biting Through The Skin: An Indian Kitchen in the American Heartland. Her work has appeared in Tasty! Mozambique, Savor Missouri, River Hills Country Food and Wine, and elsewhere. She lives in Missouri.