Welcome to Unpeeled, a journal of cooking, baking, and bonds we share through food.
Among other features, Unpeeled brings you trusted recipes; cooking and baking techniques; travel guides; profiles of women in food; plus articles, essays, and more.
The Food + Grief Project
One special feature is the Food + Grief Project. Inspired by Lisa’s personal experience as a food writer and young widow, the Food + Grief Project is a forum to explore the intersection of food and grief, and to share recipes and memories of those we have lost and love.
About the Founder
Unpeeled is owned and edited by Lisa Kolb Ruland, a food writer and editor based in D.C. and Brooklyn.
A recovering lawyer, Lisa traded Bronx criminal court for the pastry kitchen. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Lisa worked as a pastry chef in some of New York City’s top bake shops, where she crafted fancy wedding cakes and made cookie dough in a mixer the size of a hot tub. Eventually, Lisa found her happy place in food writing.
Lisa holds a B.A. in English, a J.D., and C.I.A. degree in baking and pastry. Her writing has appeared in Eater, Food52, The Washington Post, Modern Loss, Remedy Quarterly, The Napa Valley Register, and more. Media and other appearances include Cup of Jo, Open to Hope, and the BBC World Service’s Food Chain program, in a James-Beard Award-Winning episode on food and grief.
More about Lisa can be found at lisakolbruland.com.
How can I nominate someone to be profiled?
If you know (or are) someone who should be profiled in Unpeeled, send an email to inquiries[at]unpeeledjournal.com, or fill out the contact form at the end of this page.
Can I contribute to the Food + Grief Project?
Absolutely. Contributions are encouraged. Tell us briefly about your special person and the dish that connects you to them. Unpeeled may not be able to publish everyone’s story or recipe, but we will do our best.
Email inquiries[at]unpeeledjournal.com, or fill out the contact form below.
Are you looking for freelance writers/photographers/stylists/editors/social media rock stars?
Very possibly. Send us your resume, plus anything you think we need to see: a pitch, previous work, a well-crafted cover letter, link to your website or portfolio, and the like to inquiries[at]unpeeledjournal.com. Your name will be kept on file. Thanks for your interest.
Are you going to expand to other platforms?
Why, yes! Unpeeled is excited to launch The Unpeeled Pod, a weekly podcast, sometime in 2020. We’ll be having timely, interesting, and frequently funny discussions with our Ladies of Food about all the food topics fit to podcast.
Get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you. Reach out below, or email us at inquiries[at]unpeeledjournal.com.