Andrea Lynn

Business: Andrea Lynn
Expertise: Soul Food, Southern Cooking

  • Freelance food writer and author of three cookbooks
  • Personal chef and worked at a three-star restaurant
  • Recipe developer and ghostwriter for cookbooks and food publications
  • Editor for culinary magazines


Andrea Lynn is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles and recipes for one year. As a freelance writer and recipe developer, her articles and recipes have appeared in print and online for numerous publications. After a stint working at a New York Times three-star restaurant, she transitioned into cooking as a personal chef. She has worked as senior editor for Chile Pepper magazine and edited recipes for Art Culinaire. She was raised in Alabama and says she is obsessed with soul food.


Andrea Lynn has a Bachelor of Arts in English/Creative Writing from Agnes Scott College, in addition to a culinary degree from the Institute of Culinary Education.

Awards and Publications

Andrea Lynn has contributed articles and recipes to:


About The Spruce

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