Maria Zizka is a cookbook author and recipe developer who was named by Forbes as one of the most influential people under 30 in the world of food and drink. She has collaborated with leading chefs, including Elisabeth Prueitt, Jessica Koslow, and Suzanne Goin, and coauthored numerous award-winning cookbooks, most recently Tartine All Day, Everything I Want to Eat, and This Is Camino. She also Americanizes, edits, and develops recipes for cookbooks. You can find a selection of her work here.

Her first solo book, The Newlywed Table, was published by Artisan on April 2, 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, where she now teaches as a visiting lecturer.

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