Alex Van Buren is a food, culture, and travel writer who lives in New York. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Bon Appétit, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Gourmet, and Travel + Leisure, among others. In addition to writing for national publications, she’s also a content strategist, cookbook editor, and copywriter.

• 20+ years of experience working as a writer and editor
• Work anthologized in “Best American Food Writing 2020”
• Earned an International Association of Culinary Professionals nomination for her NY1 television segment “The New York Chow Report”
• Received a bachelor's degree in English language and literature from Reed College

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