ALL ARTICLES BY Victoria Pardo

Victoria Pardo is a practicing historic preservationist for FEMA with a dual interest in food and architecture. She earned her master’s in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and enjoys consulting with historic sites and house museums, finding ever-changing ways to interpret food history. She has worked in the restaurant industry since the age of 16. She spends most of her time between Nantucket Island, MA, and Maine, working on her website, Food and Architecture, sharing stories, recipes and travel recommendations.

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Bakes for Breast Cancer: Feel Good and Do Good While Eating Dessert

To honor her mother lost to breast cancer, Carol Sneider started a nonprofit to raise funds through baked goods. 22 years later, their sweet work is a New England tradition.
shaun stoothoff

Couture and Cooking Define This Maine Chef

Cooking is an art. So is fashion. Maine’s Shaun Stoothoff does both.
matthew doerr

Stirring Things Up: Sedona Mixologist Matthew Doerr Talks Cocktails

Call him old-fashioned but Matthew Doerr, food and beverage director at Willows Kitchen and Bar in Sedona, AZ is all about creating thoughtful cocktails.
nick and kathryn wilson

Lobster in Detroit? Sure, Why Not.

From the Ritz to the pits. Lobster Pitstop & Food Truck that is. Chef Nick Wilson talks change, perseverance and crustaceans.
john carruthers eating pizza

A Q & A with John Carruthers: Pop-Up Pizza for Charity

Food writer John Carruthers wanted to do something useful during the pandemic. So he started making pizza in his kitchen, posting photos on Instagram, delivering pies to strangers in alleys and raising money for local non-profits.
emree woods

Georgia Entrepreneur Makes a Splash with Non-Alcoholic Beer

When pregnant in 2017, Emree Woods noticed there weren’t a lot of great options for a decent beer replacement. So the Marietta, Georgia mom created her ow
Ava Truckey

Home-Baked Goodness Is at the Heart of Denver’s Butter Moon Bake Co

For Ava Truckey, owner of Butter Moon Bake Co. in Denver, it’s not enough to just offer scones and biscuits. It’s also about giving back and lifting up historically disenfranchised groups.
Daniele Uditi

Meet Chef Daniele Uditi: The Pizzana Founder Now Cooking on Tastemade’s “Make This Tonight”

Chicken parm with sauce on the bottom is just one of Chef Daniele Uditi’s playful dishes. He also likes to use his aunt’s 60-year-old starter dough for his famous pizza crust.