Welcome to Unpeeled, a pastry chef-led exploration of cooking, baking, and bonds we share through food.
Here, you will find trusted recipes, savvy how-tos, articles, features, and more — including profiles of women in food, where chefs, policy wonks, master sommeliers, CEOs, cake artists, craft brewers, and more share insights and history.
Another special feature is Loss: The Recipes. Inspired personal experience and reflections about the intersection of food and grief, Loss: The Recipes is a warm, nurturing forum to share recipes and food memories of those we have lost and love.
Unpeeled strives to:
- Inspire and elevate your cooking
- Cover the food issues and topics that matter
- Shine a spotlight on amazing Ladies of Food who inspire us, nurture us, and make a difference
- Explore love, loss, and the food that ties it all together
I am Lisa Kolb Ruland, a food writer and editor based in D.C. and Brooklyn.
A recovering lawyer, I wisely traded Bronx criminal court for the pastry kitchen several years ago. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America (best school lunches ever), I pastry chef’d in New York City, where I crafted fancy wedding cakes and made cookie dough in a mixer the size of a hot tub. Eventually, I found my happy place in food writing.
I have a B.A. in English, a law degree, and the aforementioned C.I.A. degree.
My writing has appeared in 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.
I enjoy funky cheese, long walks in a big city and think celery is underrated.
More about me can be found here.
How can I nominate someone to be profiled?
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Can I contribute to Loss: The Recipes?
Absolutely. Contributions encouraged. Tell us 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.
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Are you looking for freelance writers/photographers/stylists/editors/social media rock stars?
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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.
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