Susan Sherrill Axelrod is a correspondent who covers New Jersey and Maine for Forbes Travel Guide. The writer and editor splits her time between the two states. Her freelance and staff portfolio includes food, wine and spirits, travel and lifestyle pieces. She was the founding editor of the restaurant blog Eater Maine, as well as a food editor and weekly cooking columnist for a daily newspaper in northern New Jersey. Her background includes many years as a restaurant owner, caterer and personal chef; she also does recipe development, most recently for Lighten Up, America! by Allison Fishman Task. She blogs at Spoon & Shutter with her husband, photographer Ted Axelrod.