- Kayla Stewart is a columnist at the Bittman Project and Salon.
- Stewart has contributed to numerous national and regional publications.
- She was a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia, she was awarded the UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship, and her work "Tracing Jollof" (America's Test Kitchen)/ "400 Years After the Slave Trade Began, Tracing the Roots of Jambalaya to Jollof " (Civil Eats) was the 2020 winner of the National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia.
Kayla Stewart is a freelance journalist/travel and food writer based in Harlem. She has a regular column for Salon and the Bittman Project. She has contributed to Civil Eats, The New York Times, Southern Foodways Alliance, the Washington Post, Bon Appetit, Texas Monthly, Travel + Leisure, Life & Thyme, Huffington Post. Texas Highways, and more.
What's your desert island food?
"Rice-it pairs with anything you might find on an island!"
What's your favorite condiment?
"Kecap manis-you get plenty of sweetness, a hint of umami, and just general goodness."
Kayla Stewart received a joint master's degree in International Relations and Journalism from New York University.
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