Isabella Cook

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Bay Area, CA
University Of California - Santa Cruz
Cast Iron Cooking, Farm-to-table, Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Isabella once auditioned for MasterChef and got as far as the third interview, but ultimately chose to forgo the experience to focus on her writing career.
  • During a scholarship competition, Isabella was able to identify cardamom while blindfolded onstage.
  • Isabella is on the board of a nonprofit organization for edible mushroom foraging.


Isabella has worked in the professional writing industry since the age of 19 and has hundreds of professionally published articles to her name. After graduating from university with a degree in classical literature, she pursued writing in all its forms, from newspapers to blogs, magazines, and social media (to name only a few). Notable publications include the nation's longest-running alternative weekly newspaper, the Pacific Sun, the North Bay Bohemian, Boheme Magazine, 50-Up Magazine, Locale Magazine, and many more. Apart from writing, Isabella also spent half a decade working in the fine dining sector of the wedding catering industry where she honed her love for fine foods into an art form.


Isabella earned a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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