EUGENIA BONE is a nationally known nature and food writer and author. Her work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Sunset, and The Denver Post.

Eugenia Bone author photo by Susan Hornyak

Photo: Susan Hornyak

She is the author of six books. At Mesa’s Edge was nominated for a Colorado Book Award. She wrote Italian Family Dining with her father, celebrated chef Edward Giobbi. Well-Preserved was nominated for a James Beard award, and was on many best cookbooks of 2009 lists. Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms, was on Amazon’s best science books of 2011 list and nominated for a Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries award. Her fifth book, The Kitchen Ecosystem was nominated for a Books for a Better Life award, and was on many best cookbooks of 2014 lists. Her current book, Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You, will be published by Rodale in April 2018.

Her writing and recipes have been anthologized in a number of publications, including Best Food Writing, Saveur Cooks, and The Food & Wine Cookbook, among others.

Eugenia has lectured widely, in venues like the Denver Botanical Garden and the New York Pubic Library, judged food and wine competitions, and she has appeared on television and radio many times.

She is the founder of Slow Food Western Slope in Colorado, a master preserver, the former president of the New York Mycological Society, and a member of the National Association of Science Writers. She writes the blog,

Eugenia lives in New York City and Western Colorado.


Nominated for Colorado Book Award 2004
Nominated for James Beard Award 2009
Amazon Best Books Outdoors/Nature 2011
Nominated for Council of Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Award 2011
Nominated for Better Books for Life Awards, 2014


at-mesas-edgeAt Mesa’s Edge  
Houghton Mifflin, 2004
(hardcover) 978-0-618-22126-4
(paperback, University of Nebraska Press, 2012)  978-0-803-27149-4
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Italian-Family-DiningItalian Family Dining
Rodale, 2005
(hardcover) 978-1-599486-126-0
(Kindle edition) ASIN: B004GJXZKI
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Clarkson Potter, 2009
(paperback, 224 pages)
978-0-307-40524-1 [sales as of 2/13 20,500] Download JPG of book cover – low-res

Rodale, 2011
popular science
(hardcover) 978-1-60529-407-0  [sales as of 2/13 10,000] (paperback, 2013) 978-1-60961-987-9    (Kindle edition) ASIN: B0063GE5Z6
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bk320_kes_newThe Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals
Clarkson Potter, 2014
(paperback, 416 pages) 978-0-385-34512-5
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Microbia book by Eugenia BoneMicrobia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You
Rodale Press, April 2018
popular science
(hardcover, 272 pages) 978-1623367350
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Food & Wine
Organic Life
Martha Stewart Living
Edible Magazines
New York Times
New York Times Magazine
Denver Post
Metropolis Magazine
Forbes Life
Wall Street Journal
Fine Dining
New York Magazine
Harper’s Bazaar
New York Daily News
New York Observer
National Lampoon



Twitter:  @eugeniabone
Facebook author page: Eugenia Bone Books