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My name is Maddy. I’m a writer, dedicated home cook, and eater.
I was raised in North Carolina by a Californian father who taught me to love tacos, and a mother from Indiana who taught me to love ice cream (hard lessons to learn, I know). I spent high school at a boarding school near Philadelphia, learning about WaWa and water ice and also useless things like statistics and physics.
I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; I double-majored in American Studies (totally a real major) and Food Studies (85% real major) and minored in Journalism. I wrote my honors thesis about barbecue and the American South.
I now live in Birmingham, Alabama where I work at Food & Wine magazine.