Our Authors

Rachel Tepper

Rachel Tepper

Rachel Tepper is a food writer based in New York City. Dubbed "chopsticks girl" by a sushi chef at age 8, Rachel knew her interest in food was a bit unusual from an early age.

Rachel currently serves as assistant editor on The Huffington Post’s Food page, and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Edible DC, The Forward, Washington City Paper, The Economist’s arts and culture website, More Intelligent Life, and other publications. She recently spoke about her food photography on WAMU’s “Kojo Nnamdi Show,” and maintains a blog of her work, called The Pumpernickel Collection.

When she's not dreaming about food or elbow-deep in it, Rachel takes pictures of cool people on the street and posts them to her other blog, Hair NYC. No one has stopped her yet.

  • Website
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Favorite foods: Sushi, Maryland steamed crabs, chopped liver, bibimbap, dosas, pan-fried dumplings, Memphis-style BBQ, oysters, fresh corn, plums
  • Last bite on earth: My mother's spaghetti and meatballs.

Make These Blood Splatter Cocktails For Halloween

A few years ago, I visited mixologist Todd Thrasher at the cozy bar at Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, Virginia. Thrasher and the rest of Restaurant Eve's staff had just gotten into the bloody Showtime series "Dexter" and had created a few cocktails in the show's honor. One in particular stood out: a Cardamaro and vodka-based drink with a thick egg white layer sliced with a bright red streak of pomegranate molasses. More

Rachel Tepper hasn't written a comment yet.