Leigh Kunkel

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Education: Northwestern University
Expertise: Food and Travel
  • Leigh is a food and travel writer who contributed an essay about her family and Italian-American food for Serious Eats.
  • She has written for Travel + Leisure, Chicagoist, National Geographic, Fodor's, Atlas Obscura, The Kitchn, and more.
  • She graduated from Northwestern University with a master's in journalism.


About Serious Eats

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