KATE CATHEY is a writer and anthropologist currently based in Bogota, Colombia. Born in the USA, she attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she studied Art History, and later graduated with a BA in World Arts and Cultures, concentration in Anthropology, from the University of California, Los Angeles. Since then, she has traveled extensively in Latin America, researching and writing about regional cultural and culinary traditions. She has lived in Mexico City, where she attended and wrote about small town "fiestas," "ferias," and festivals throughout the country, and studied indigenous gastronomy and ritual at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. In 2009 Kate moved to Colombia where she continues these pursuits. She also directs cultural travel programs and is a regular contributor to Bogota's English-language newspaper, "The City Paper."