Sophie Putka

Photo of Sophie Putka
Brooklyn, NY
Brown University, Craig Newmark Graduate School Of Journalism At CUNY
European Cuisine, Light Dinners, Quick Desserts
  • Sophie has a history of cooking in kitchens both big and small, where she's perfected creative and flavorful meals without any fuss.
  • She worked as a cook in New Mexico for three summers, and later developed recipes for New Mexico's Edible magazine.
  • Sophie wrote about food news at Mashed as she continued to develop delicious recipes in her home kitchen.


Sophie got her start in the kitchen making Hungarian food with her grandmother in a high-rise apartment. Sophie's work on food and beyond has appeared in Edible magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Discover, Inverse and Atlas Obscura. She's written about a restaurant sourcing their eggs from real chickens on their farm, a place called Pie Town in the middle of the desert, and everything you never knew about non-stick cooking surfaces. She's been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence awards for a short video, and used to have a guava tree in her yard.


Sophie went to journalism school at CUNY's Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where she learned how to compose and light a compelling photo from the best photojournalists in the field. For a photojournalism project during the pandemic lockdown, she recreated Dutch master-style scenes with rice, toilet paper, cans of beans and pasta and photographed them in a series of food still-lives. From there, she was hooked on food photography.
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Stories By Sophie Putka