- Leslie is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist.
- Former restaurant critic.
- Certified barbecue judge and current Forbes contributor.
Leslie Kelly is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist with an extensive background in restaurant criticism. She is a contributor to Forbes, a certified barbecue judge, and former senior editor at Allrecipes. In addition to Serious Eats, you can find her writing in Zagat, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Mariners magazine, Plate Magazine, Amazon's Al Dente blog, MapQuest, Town & Country, Groupon and more. She has also contributed an essay on the history of Memphis barbecue to the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Foodways.
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