Lauren Shockey

Lauren Shockey is a New York City-based food writer. She is the author of the recently released Four Kitchens, a memoir of learning to cook around the world. More

Lauren Shockey is a writer for the Village Voice who specializes in culinary journalism. Her articles have appeared in a variety of print publications including The New York Times Style Magazine, Gastronomica, ELLEgirl, Zink, and BRIDES, among others. Online, her writing can be found at Metromix New York and at Notes on a Party, where she blogs about restaurants and chefs. She is also the 2008 recipient of the Culinary Trust/Julia Child Foundation's grant to study culinary traditions in France. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Chicago where she majored in French literature, Lauren also holds a diploma in culinary arts from The French Culinary Institute and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Food Studies from New York University. In her spare time she enjoys playing squash, reading, and baking cannelés. She was born, raised, and is currently living in New York City.

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