Elaina Friedman

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University Of Puget Sound, University Of Washington
Food And Dining, Movies, TV
  • Elaina wrote for Seattle Magazine and the Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger before moving to New York, which left her with over five years of experience in digital media.
  • Having covered a wide range of beats at those publications—from local restaurant news to nationally streaming movies and TV shows—she likes having an eclectic pool of topics to write about.
  • While her repertoire as a home cook tends to favor the ease of routine over experimentation, she will eat literally any dish placed in front of her. Except for clams casino.


Elaina is a freelance news writer at Mashed with a passion for food and cooking, film, and poetry. While her previous role entailed keeping a close eye on the Seattle dining scene, she's excited to broaden her scope to national food stories. She lives in Queens and is likely seasoning her cast-iron skillet at this very moment.


Elaina earned her Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington after receiving a Bachelor's in English/Creative Writing from the University of Puget Sound.
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