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Between Bites bridges the delicious overlap between eating and storytelling. Food memories shape our personal experiences. Special meals become defining moments. Words fill the space between bites. We wanted to create an ongoing philanthropic forum for food-inspired storytelling, featuring six local influencers who cook, dine and chronicle their culinary lives and travels


Liz Grossman has been a Chicago-based writer and editor for 15 years. She’s the managing editor of Plate magazine, a national, award-winning trade publication for the professional chef and food service industry. She’s also the co-founder of food-themed live literary series and nonprofit organization, Between Bites.

Her other live literary experience includes reading from her middle school diary for Mortified Chicago, a daring endeavor she’s still recovering from. She’s participated as a volunteer in fundraising events with Meals on Wheels Chicago and Culinary Care and teaches the kid’s food writing workshop “How To Cook a Wolf” for 826Chi.

Throughout her career, her freelance writing has appeared in Newsweek, Southwest Spirit, Robb Report, CNN Traveller, Veranda, Chicago magazine, The Henry Ford Magazine and others. Her Sept. 2013 Between Bites story on cooking in Charlie Trotter’s kitchen was published in the fall 2014 edition of Graze magazine. Follow her foodie adventures on instagram @elizabites_chi.


Molly Each is a freelance writer, editor, and storyteller.  Her work has appeared in Lucky Peach, Plate, Chicago Sun-Times, Splash, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Daily Candy, Tasting Table, Michigan Avenue, CS, Newcity,,, and on Chicago Public Radio.

Her fiction and creative non-fiction can be found in publications such as Analemma Quarterly, Chicago Literati, Eleven Eleven, Fresh Yarn, Hair Trigger, the Story Week Reader, and She’s performed her work at the Printers Row Book Fair, RUI, Essay Fiesta, and This Much is True. She’s a 2nd Story company member, and has performed for the organization throughout Chicago as well as in Minneapolis and New York City.

She hails from Apple Valley, Minn., and recently relocated to her beloved home state.


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Rachel Gillman Rischall is the founder of Three PR, a lifestyle PR firm with a focus on local food and hospitality brands.

Rachel's passion for stories led to years of freelance writing, including contributions to, Michigan Avenue,, Serious Eats Chicago and Never short on opinions, Rachel has appeared as a guest on Check, Please!, the NBC program 1st LookSteve Harvey and Windy City Live. She was featured as a dining expert on CBS, Fox and WGN in Chicago.

Rachel is a mom of twin toddlers, which means she now appreciates wine more than ever.