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Photo by Brooke Herr

Photo by Brooke Herr

Alicia Kennedy is a Long Island–born, Brooklyn-based food writer and recipe developer. Her work focuses on the intersection of food and politics, cocktails, vegan cuisine, and Puerto Rico. She's a contributing writer to the Village Voice who's also recently written for The Guardian, TASTE, Hazlitt, and Wine Enthusiast. You can find her work at


Layla Schlack is Senior Editor at Wine Enthusiast. She's written and edited stories about cooking, dining, spirits, entertaining and travel, as well as developed recipes, in various editorial roles at Fine Cooking and Hemispheres. Her writing has also appeared in TASTE, Extra Crispy, Edible Brooklyn, The Hairpin and The Toast. When she’s not editing Wine Enthusiast’s food, spirits and entertaining stories, she can usually be found clanging around her Connecticut kitchen, beverage in hand, trying to re-create some tasty meal she’s had over the course of her travels.


Emily Stephenson is a cookbook writer and recipe developer. She's worked on numerous books for HMH, Ten Speed, and Clarkson Potter developing recipes, testing them, managing photo shoots, food styling, and writing the words that string the recipes and pictures together. Her writing has appeared on Food52, Eater, and Edible Brooklyn. Recipes she has developed have appeared in many places besides books, from meal delivery services to one of Lucky Peach's (RIP) Top 10 Recipes of 2016. Before she was a writer, she worked as a line cook.