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The first line of my college application essay was “I love tunafish.” But it wasn’t until five years later, while attending graduate school in Paris, that a future in food ever crossed my mind.

Since then, I've written about food, culture and travel for an diverse mix of publications including Life & ThymeHonest Cooking, Dirt MagazineSalt & Wind, Merci Pour L'Adresse, Nectar & Pulse and more. At the same time, I've continued to deepen my understanding of food by gaining technical skills in both cooking and wellness. Namely, I've earned a certificate in Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a diploma in Culinary Arts from the Institute of Culinary Education. 

Today, I’m the full-time Content & Publicity Manager for Chef Daniel Boulud's Dinex Group and the co-founder of Cognoscenti Creative, a boutique branding firm dedicated to "establishing artisans as influencers." 

Off-hours, I'm always on the lookout for exciting new finds in the cities I've called home. Check out my BrooklynManhattan and Paris pages for up-to-date lists of my favorites. 

Interested in working together? Feel free to reach out at carly@cognoscenticreative.com.