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Aleksandra Crapanzano

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About the Author

Aleksandra Crapanzano is a screenwriter and food writer. A graduate of Harvard College and the M.F.A. program in Film Directing at N.Y.U., Crapanzano received the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing from the James Beard Foundation. She has been widely published in the New York Times Magazine, Food & Wine, Saveur, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, Elle, and Departures. She’s also been a food columnist for The Wall Street Journal for the last 8 years. Her essays have been anthologized, most notably in The Best American Food Writing, and she is the author of The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafés and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City, which was published by Ten Speed Press in the U.S. and by Sphere/Little Brown in the U.K. Crapanzano grew up in New York, London and Paris.  She is married to the novelist and screenwriter John Burnham Schwartz. They live with their son and dog in New York.

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