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Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston ("Setting the table," page 28) ​honed her knowledge of integrated design as a sustainable design director in New York City. She has since escaped Brooklyn for the Berkshires and runs a small architecture partnership, designing space with intention.


Tristan Roberts

Tristan Roberts ("Setting the table," page 28) is a sustain­ability consultant working with stakeholders across the industry to dislodge inertia in the design process. He and his team facilitate transfor­mation through The Laurentia Project, their nonprofit research group Laurentia Blue, and a physical retreat space they’re expanding in southern Vermont.


Alex Beam

Alex Beam (“Curtains,” page 32), a regular columnist for The Boston Globe, often writes about architecture and is working on a book, The Woman in the Glass Box, about Dr. Edith Farnsworth, Mies van der Rohe, and the Farnsworth House of Plano, Illinois. It will be published by Random House in 2019.


Jennifer Trainer Thompson

Jennifer Trainer Thompson​ (“A simple gift​,” page 36) is president and ceo of Hancock Shaker Village, a living history museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She is a former senior vice president at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, where she worked for 28 years since the museum’s inception. A graduate of Tufts University, she has written 22 books on subjects ranging from food to science and has been nominated for three James Beard Awards.


Eric Aulenback

Eric Aulenback (“3 courses: Aspire,” page 38) is a restaurateur who co-owns Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant, Capo Restaurant, Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar, and Fat Baby in South Boston, Monument Tavern in Charlestown, and 224 Boston in Dorchester.


Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz (“3 courses: ​Design,” page 40) of C&J Katz Studio in Boston have designed dozens of residences, restaurants, retail shops, exhibits, and workspaces.


Alison Arnett

Alison Arnett (“3 courses: ​Enjoy,” page 41) is a freelance writer concentrating on food and agriculture. She was The Boston Globe’s restaurant critic from 1992 to 2007.


Alberto J. Cabré

Alberto J. Cabré (“Sweet memory,” page 60) is an architect with experience in residential, institutional, and commercial projects, and an adjunct pro­fessor at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is the chef-owner of Casa B, a tapas restaurant in Somerville, Massachusetts, and has worked on the design of several area restaurants.