Stephanie Friedman

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San Diego, CA
New York University, University Of California Irvine
Italian Food, Coffee Shops, Seasonal Food Items
  • Stephanie loves whipping up recipes from Harry Potter cookbooks, and taking trips to Universal Studios to get her hands on an ice-cold glass of Butterbeer.
  • She was a member of the Yelp Elite Squad in 2021 and 2022, where she wrote a plethora of passionate food reviews and attended foodie events across New York City.
  • As a result of many childhood trips to Italy, she developed a love for learning about authentic Italian food.


Stephanie is a freelance writer with more than four years of professional writing and editing experience. She has been writing about food since she created her own newspaper with a column for restaurant reviews as a child, and had a baking blog as a teenager. While her primary focus now is food journalism, she has also been published in medical journals for articles about dermatology, written features for Skincare Anarchy's magazine, and worked as a content writer for a skincare brand. In her free time, Stephanie loves perusing farmer's markets, coffee shops, and Trader Joe's.


Stephanie holds a Certificate in Journalism and Newswriting from New York University, where she honed her journalism skills by writing news stories, profiles, and features. She also has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California Irvine, where she held internships in communications and public relations.
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