Melany Kahn is a second-generation forager who learned from her parents, the late abstract painter, Emily Mason and the late landscape painter, Wolf Kahn. For 20 years she has taught children how to forage for wild mushrooms. She attended Wesleyan University, received an MSW from Boston College, and an MFA in Film from The Tisch School where she met illustration collaborator, Ellen Korbonski. Melany taught film production and documentary at NYU, and was a longtime family mediator. She and her husband live in New Hampshire and Vermont with their children, 3 cats and 17 chickens, and co-own The Porch Cafe in Brattleboro. You can find her foraging at every opportunity. Mason Goes Mushrooming is her first book.