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chef & food writer

Celebrating the beauty and utility of Southwest ingredients through my newspaper column, The Magic Table, as co-founder of Stokli, and Culinary Director and Chef for Heritage Inspirations.


After graduation from The French Culinary Institute in NYC in 2003, Marianne worked in restaurants in Minneapolis and Chicago, finding a love for recipe development along the way. In 2009, Time Out Chicago named Sundquist one of the 12 most important Chefs Right Now. She now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband, two boys and their adopted dog Saturn. She currently works on a number of food related projects including co-founding Stokli in 2020, an online farmers market for Southwest dry goods, working as Culinary Program Director & Chef for Heritage Inspirations and writing the weekly food column, The Magic Table.

Testimonials for The Magic Table

I recently discovered your Recipe Column in the Santa Fe New Mexican and now I look forward to each Wednesday paper. Thank you for brightening and widening our family meals.

I greatly enjoy your writing and recipes!

We read your column regularly and often make your recipes. Just want you to know that the turkey pot pie was divine!

Another great article! We are so lucky to have such a great food columnist in the Southwest. Thank You Marianne! Looking forward to pancakes this weekend!

Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving encore recipe – this is my new favorite leftover dish. Definitely a keeper for next year!