Micheline Maynard writes The Check blog at Forbes.com, focusing on food and money. She’s the author of the Forbes eBook, Hometown Holdouts: Business Strategies From Food Stars Loyal To Their Roots (with a foreword by Dorie Greenspan). She studied cooking with Patricia Wells in Paris, and at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa. She is the senior editor at the NPR program Here & Now. Micki is also an alumni of the New York Times, where she was a senior correspondent and Detroit bureau chief, and is the author of five other books.