Many people think Abraham has one of the best jobs in town. She’s restaurant critic for The Detroit News and a regular contributor to the food pages of Hour Detroit. “And they are absolutely right,” Abraham says. “I rarely turn down a chance for a new dining experience, and I love telling readers about it.” This month, she reviews the Rochester Chop House (page 117). “It’s especially interesting because, in many ways, it’s an amalgam of classic Detroit restaurants, some of them long gone,” she says.
A former caterer known for the elaborate displays she created as backdrops for her food, Cohen now writes about cooking and travel. She was invited to Milan, Italy, to teach American-style cooking and develop a Tex-Mex menu for an Italian restaurant chain. She draws her own food inspiration from travels to Europe, Mexico, Brazil, China, Japan, Morocco, Russia, Thailand, and India. Last year, she chronicled her adventures in Japan in vendformylife.com. Cohen co-wrote Eating for Acid Reflux: A Handbook and Cookbook for Those with Heartburn and America’s Thanksgiving Parade Cookbook. In this issue, she offers ideas for creative Passover cooking (page 39).
A graduate of the College for Creative Studies, Moore is working on his M.F.A. in photography at Georgia State University. Last summer, Hour Detroit sent him to northern Michigan, where he photographed Interlochen (page 74). “The Interlochen assignment was awesome because I never got to go to camp as a kid,” Moore says. He wanted to show “what it’s like to be a young artist in a place that’s as inspiring as Interlochen.” In 2004, his Hour Detroit photo essay on Michigan Avenue received a silver medal for Best Photo Essay in a City or Regional Magazine. That same year The Downriver Council for the Arts also chose him as The Emerging Artist of the Year.
As a frequent contributor to Hour Detroit, Codish gets around. For this issue, she visited a trash recycling center, a carryout food market, and a Dollar Castle. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Codish started shooting concerts in 2000. “My style is based on my love of rich black-and-white photos, inspired by the acclaimed photographer Anton Corbijn,” she says. Recently, she began to embrace color and “figuring out how to make the impact as meaningful to me as my treasured black and whites.” Codish has photographed Kanye West, John Legend, Jack White, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone and Spin, and on labels for Motown, Universal, Capitol, and Warner.