Shaena Engle is a food and travel writer  for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, ShermansTravel.com and AOL.  She is the LA Food and Restaurant Editor for The Daily Meal, a food and travel website with over 8 million unique visitors monthly.   She has interviewed dozens of celebrity chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless, Hubert Keller, Michael Chiarello, Joe Bastianich, Susan Feniger, Suzanne Goin and many others.  She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books).  She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings.  Her iphone application, The Best Places to Kiss in LA, can be downloaded through itunes on any MAC computer or through the App Store on any iphone.