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The 10 most powerful food people in America

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Most powerful names in food industry

Who do you think are the most powerful food people in America? We were surprised by TheDailyMeal.com’s list – Emeril didn’t cut it, we’d never heard of some of the “big names”, and, though we may think celeb chefs and cookbook authors are the authorities in food, it turns out there are quite a few other people who have a huge influence on our America diets. Here are the 10 most powerful food folk in America, according to TheDailyMeal.com.

4Steve JobsSteve Jobs

New Media Guru and Co-Founder and CEO, Apple

Even though, according to TheDailyMenu, Steve Jobs can't cook, his introduction of iPhone, iPod, and iPad has given hungry Americans a high-tech and super convenient way to learn about food, restaurants, cooking and more. These techie devices give people an easy way to give restaurants reviews on sites like Yelp!, and the number of food apps like Urbanspoon, Epicurious, and Locavore are quickly growing in number.

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