Shauna Sever is a baker, cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and a daughter of the great Midwest. As a writer, Shauna’s work is best defined by several baking-centric cookbooks. Her IACP award-nominated fourth book, Midwest Made, was published in October 2019. She has also contributed food stories, recipes, and expert tips for numerous outlets including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Food52, Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, Family Circle, Real Simple, Midwest Living, Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, Bake from Scratch, O Magazine, and many more. After more than 12 years of California living, Shauna, her husband, and their two sweet-toothed kids returned to her hometown of Chicago, where she now bakes, writes, and is always on the hunt for great old-school Midwestern bakeries.