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Amanda Hesser

Food52
Amanda Hesser is an entrepreneur and best-selling author. She is a co-founder of Food52, which won the James Beard Awards’ Publication of the Year, and she's been named one of the 50 most influential women in food by Gourmet. Before Food52, Hesser was a reporter at the New York Times, and the food editor at the Times Magazine. She wrote the award-winning books Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardener, and edited the essay collection Eat, Memory. Her last book, a Times bestseller and the winner of a James Beard award, is The Essential New York Times Cookbook. Hesser is a trustee of Awesome Food, and is an adviser to The Spence Group. She played herself in Julie & Julia.