Lauren Shockey is a food writer and trained chef whose first
book, Four Kitchens, recounted the year she spent learning
to cook in restaurants in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv and Paris.
Formerly the restaurant critic at The Village Voice, she has
written for print and online publications including The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure,
Saveur, Slate and many more. She lives in New York
City with her husband and son. Say hello to her online at
www.laurenshockey.com or @LDShockey.