Lucas Peterson

Location: Los Angeles, California
Education: Williams College
  • Lucas Kwan Peterson is a food and travel writer who wrote all about finding Los Angeles’ best dumplings for Serious Eats.
  • A former Jeopardy! champion, Lucas once hosted “Dining on a Dime” for Eater, and had a column with The New York Times called Frugal Traveler, which saw him travel the world on a serious budget.
  • Lucas is now a food columnist with the LA Times, and his writing has also appeared in Eater, LA Weekly, and Lucky Peach, the latter of which earned him a James Beard Award nomination.


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