Stefani Renée Thibodeaux Medley
- Recipe developer, photographer, writer, and podcast host.
- Featured in Food52, The Washington Post, The Kitchn, BuzzFeed, The Spruce Eats, Blavity, The Feed Feed, Black Foodie, PBS-KQED, and Simply Recipes.
- Creator of Savor and Sage, her blog, and Savor and Sage Unplugged, a podcast focused on amplifying BIPOC voices in the food industry.
Stefani Renée is a recipe developer, photographer, writer, and podcast host based in the SF/Bay Area, who inherited a love of cooking, throwing parties, telling stories, and creating from her Granny Octavia. This fuels her passion for good food, creating a beautiful lifestyle, and building community through sharing food with others. While her tribe hails from the South, Stefani Renée grew up in the Bay Area and her style of cooking mixes a dose of Southern charm & flavor with a little California soul.
When Stefani Renée is not developing or photographing recipes, she’s interviewing tastemakers in the food community and beyond for her food and lifestyle blog Savor & Sage, where she shares how soulful cooking goes far beyond what’s typically portrayed in popular culture but instead embodies a delicious mix of simplicity and complexity, texture, and dishes full of flavor with deep roots in the African diaspora.
Stefanie Renée is passionate about amplifying the voices, work and expertise of BIPOC people in the food space and cultivates that work through her podcast Savor and Sage Unplugged, as a founding member of Eat the Culture, and her work on the advisory board of Real Food Real Stories.
Favorite food memory: "Baking cakes with my Granny—well sometimes I was helping and sometimes I was at the kitchen table reading my Wee Wisdom magazine or a book. No matter who or what occasion she was making a cake for, she would always make a little pie tin of cake just for me."
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