Anita Schecter

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Business: Hungry Couple NYC
Expertise: food photography, Middle Eastern food, home cooking

Anita is a New York City-based food writer, photographer, and recipe developer. She's behind the blog Hungry Couple and a frequent contributor to food publications.

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  • Specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine and American home cooking
  • Created over 1,000 sweet, savory, and cocktail recipes
  • Work appears in national magazines and the websites of large food brands


Anita is a professional recipe developer and food photographer who has spent the last 10 years working with clients across the country. In addition to her blog, Anita's recipes have appeared on the websites of many well-known food brands and in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and more. Additionally, she works to develop and photograph recipes for several kitchen appliance manufacturers.

Her love of Middle Eastern cuisine dates back to childhood, and she likes to joke that she bleeds tahini sauce and sprinkles za'atar on everything. She learned the basics from her mother, an avid cook who spent a number of years in the Middle East and mastered the cuisine, and her father, an amateur photographer. She spent years working for large advertising agencies, honing her skills, and bringing her creativity to writing, styling, and photography.


Anita has turned her degrees in both English and business into a career based on her passion for cooking.

Awards and Publications

In addition to writing for multiple publications, Anita has also written several cookbooks for kitchen appliance manufacturers.

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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