Dr. Jacob Dean
- Jacob is Updates Editor at Serious Eats.
- His work has appeared in The Washington Post, VICE and VICE MUNCHIES, Taste, The Takeout, Michelin Guide, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Adweek, Roads & Kingdoms, Fodor's Travel, Alaska Beyond, and more.
- He has worked as a recipe cross tester for The New York Times and Serious Eats.
Jacob Dean is Updates Editor at Serious Eats. Jacob has written for Serious Eats since 2018; his work has also appeared in The Washington Post, VICE and VICE MUNCHIES, Taste, The Takeout, Michelin Guide (where he was a columnist), Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Adweek, Roads & Kingdoms, Fodor's Travel, Alaska Beyond, and more. Jacob has also worked for The New York Times and Serious Eats as a freelance recipe tester. He likes dumplings, small international airports, and is allergic to grasshoppers (the insect, not the mixed drink).
As the son of a professional recipe tester, and a novelist and editor, both of whom are world travelers, Jacob was primed from a young age for a life of writing, cooking, and world travel. In addition to being a food and travel writer, Jacob holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, two Master's degrees in psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in psychology (with a minor in film) and has worked in multiple clinical settings as a mental health professional. He was named an emerging writer at the Food Writer's Symposium in 2019 and has served as an IACP judge in 2021 and 2023.
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