Lizz Schumer has been writing about food and drink for the past decade, in between playing around with new recipes in her kitchen and home bar. She can be found online at lizzschumer.com and shares her culinary adventures on Instagram, too.
Lizz has been writing for The Spruce since the beginning of 2018 and has covered food and drink for about a decade for a wide variety of both print and online publications. She has written everything from interviews with top chefs and bartenders across the country, in-depth guides to culinary trends and their history and origins, restaurant reviews, a cocktail column and recipe development, and deep dives into why we eat the way we do and how to decode complex culinary language. As an avid home cook and bartender, she experiments in her kitchen and bar with fresh twists on classic recipes that often lead her to discover exciting new topics to cover as a journalist.
In addition to writing about food and beverages, Lizz has also worked as a social media and content marketing manager for Resurgence Brewing Company and taught journalism at Canisius College, to help pass on the skills she learned during her own career.
Today, Lizz works full-time as a journalist covering lifestyle and general interest topics, and has written about food and drink on a freelance basis for Bon Appetit, HuffPost Food + Drink, The New York Times, Serious Eats, and VinePair, to name a few. Some of her favorite stories fall into the service journalism category, helping people live better lives through education.
Lizz received her B.A. in journalism and mass communication from St. Bonaventure University, where she specialized in print journalism. After working as a public relations practitioner, newspaper reporter and editor for a number of years, she went back to school for narrative nonfiction, and completed her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College.
Lizz is the author of “Buffalo Steel,” a 2013 bildungsroman that explores the impact of one’s culture of origin, travel and culinary exploration on her understanding of the world. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012 and received an artist grant to the Vermont Studio Center to finish that publication.
For her work as a newspaper editor, she was also named to Editor & Publisher’s “25 Under 35,” and for her social media marketing, received Target Marketing Magazine’s “Marketer of Tomorrow” designation. Her creative and food-focused work has appeared in The Rumpus, Ploughshares online, Edible Queens, Boro Magazine, Bon Appetit, HuffPost Food + Drink, The New York Times, Serious Eats, The Manifest-Station, and VinePair, among others.
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.