Andrea Lynn

Title: Freelance writer and author
Business: Andrea Lynn
Location: New York, NY
Education: Agnes Scott College, Institute of Culinary Education
Expertise: soul food, Southern cooking, spices

Andrea Lynn is a trained chef, food writer, editor, and recipe developer. She focuses on spices and Southern cuisine.

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  • Freelance food writer and author of four cookbooks
  • Personal chef
  • 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. As a freelance writer and recipe developer, her articles and recipes have appeared in print and online for numerous publications.

Andrea has a degree from the Institute for Culinary Education. After a stint working at a New York Times rated 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 has appeared as an expert guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio and NPR. Andrea was raised in Alabama and is obsessed with soul food.


Andrea Lynn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and 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 Serious Eats, Better Homes & Gardens, Today, Edible, and more. And she has written four cookbooks.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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