Kalea Martin

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New York
Mount Holyoke College
Baking, Italian Cuisine
  • Kalea is a writer and food stylist for POPSUGAR Food.
  • She worked as a professional cake froster in a New York City bakery.
  • She runs a food blog called "Fiction in the Kitchen" where she recreates recipes from classic children's books.


Kalea Martin is a bestselling author and linguist with a background in trade publishing. Specializing in food and pop culture, Kalea began her editorial career at LUXOS Magazine in Milan, Italy, where she studied Italian and mastered the art of cannoli. Before joining Mashed, she worked at Harper Collins Publishers, until she found a home at POPSUGAR Food. When she's not writing or baking, Kalea enjoys spoiling her dog, making pizza dough with her boyfriend, and binge watching 90-Day-Fiancé.


Kalea holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in Romance Languages and Literature with an emphasis on Italian. She formally studied Italian Culture & Cuisine in Milan, Italy.
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