Maria Zizka is a cookbook writer and recipe developer who has collaborated with California’s leading chefs, including Elisabeth Prueitt, Jessica Koslow, and Suzanne Goin. She has co-authored numerous award-winning cookbooks, most recently Tartine All Day, Everything I Want to Eat, and This Is Camino. Over the course of her career, she has contributed to 10 published books and developed over 750 recipes. Her first solo cookbook will be published by Artisan in early 2019.

She earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in food culture and communications from L'Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche.

She was named among the Forbes 30 Under 30 2018 for Food & Drink.

Maria is an avid home cook with a deep respect for restaurant cuisine. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband, Graham Bradley.