My name is Rachel Finn. I am a writer and editor and the founder of the nonprofit Roots Cuisine. I am currently a student
In 2005 while living in Paris, I set out looking for Algerian pastries and a new career as a food writer was soon born. The delicately fragrant melange of almonds, honey and orange flower water led to an essay on Algerian pastries that was published in Gastronomica and to a couple of new obsessions: one for the pastries themselves and one for writing…about food in particular.
My writing has appeared in the following publications:
- Chicago Sun-Times
- Seattle Weekly
- The Root/Slate.com
- Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia
- The Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
- The Eater Reader
For comprehensive lists of current and past published work and projects take a look at the “What I do” page.