Michael La Corte

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Woodland Park, NJ
Pace University, The Institute Of Culinary Education
Ingredient History, Cultural Foods, Dietary Restrictions, Ethical Concerns
  • Michael has a culinary degree as well as writing prowess.
  • He's interested in going in-depth about food.
  • He has empathy for special food restrictions.


Michael works at the crossroads of food, writing, and education, primarily focusing on the historical and cultural intricacies of differing ingredients, customs, and recipes. He's also spent 10 years as a private writing/editing tutor and has worked with more than 400 middle & high school students. Since graduating from The Institute of Culinary Institute in New York City, he's worked in restaurants, supper clubs, catering, and a multitude of food media websites and magazines. He's passionate about music, books, food, social equity and representation, and his dog, Winston. His words appear in Eat This, Not That!, Delish, MSN, Redbook, Salon, Mashed, and The Spruce Eats.


Michael's background in psychology, literature, and culinary arts has helped to bolster his understanding of the psychology of food and how to best write about it in an empathetic, in-depth manner.
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