I’m a writer from New York based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My weekly newsletter on food culture, politics, and media, From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy, has been mentioned by the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Eater, and other publications, and has over 15,000 subscribers. According to GQ, this “popular newsletter often wades into the thorniest thickets of the conversation.”
I’ve appeared on Good Morning America, the BBC World Service, WNYC’s “On the Media” and “The Takeaway,” NPR’s “1A,” and CBC’s “Pop Chat.” W Magazine called me a “popular food writer” and Good Beer Hunting named me a 2020 Signifier. My writing has recently appeared at The Guardian, Time, The New Republic, Eater, and other outlets.
Currently, I’m at work on a book about eating ethically for Beacon Press and writing vegan baking recipes for the forthcoming cookbook Mastering the Art of Plant-Based Cooking by Joe Yonan. I will also have a recipe in the 50th anniversary edition of Diet for a Small Planet.
In the past, I’ve been a contributing writer for the Village Voice and NYLON magazine, as well as a contributing editor at Edible Brooklyn. My essays have been listed as “notable” in Best American Food Writing and Best American Travel Writing.
What Is This Newsletter?
This newsletter is about food and its constellation of concerns, from politics and labor and hospitality and sourcing and everything else. On Monday, I send out an essay, along with notes on what I’ve published, read, and cooked. On Fridays, paid subscribers also receive interviews with people in food. Once per month, paid subscribers also get the “From the Kitchen” dispatch, with recipes and recommendations for a better cooking life.
Who Likes This Stuff?
San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue Australia, DigiDay, Food52, Business Insider, W, Good Beer Hunting, and TASTE Cooking have featured it, and none other than the New York Times has referenced “From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy.”
The logo was illustrated by Kit Mills.