Scott Jones is a nationally recognized Southern food and wine expert, and is the executive food and wine editor of "Southern Living" magazine. He joined the magazine in 1999, and is the first man in the magazine's history to work in the Food Department. Scott has been featured on dozens of television shows, from "Cooking With Paula Deen" to "Food Network Challenge." He left a career in Hollywood to pursue his love of food and wine. In doing so, Scott completed a culinary arts degree at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he graduated with honors. In addition, Scott holds a degree in magazine publishing and journalism from the University of Mississippi, and is the author of the "Southern Living Wine Guide and Journal.