Alexandra Penfold

Location: New York, New York
Education: New York University
  • Mild-mannered literary agent by day and food ninja by night, Alexandra Penfold has contributed an extensive number of baking and candy recipes to Serious Eats.
  • She’s also the co-author of New York a la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple’s Best Food Trucks, and has written for InStyle and Time Out New York.
  • Alexandra has developed recipes for companies including Pillsbury, Nestle, Nabisco, General Mills, and others.


About Serious Eats

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