Lora Wiley-Lennartz

Lora Wiley-Lennartz
Location: New York, NY
Education: Ithaca College
Expertise: German cooking

Lora Wiley-Lennartz is a freelance food writer and recipe developer who focuses on German cuisine. After living in Germany for 10 years, she uses her expertise to write a food blog.

Contact Lora at themadhausfrau@gmail.com.


  • German food enthusiast and recipe developer
  • Runs the blog, Diary of a Mad Hausfrau
  • Featured on a variety of popular sites


Lora Wiley-Lennartz is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles and recipes for almost two years. She is a multiple Emmy-nominated television producer who has worked internationally in daytime talk, news, and entertainment, as well as creating online content both in the U.S. and Germany.

One project is "Mouth-Full: A Storytelling Show With Snacks...Sometimes" that features stories about food. She has created original programming and trained television hosts and staff in both countries. Lora has also produced countless cooking segments on national television while interfacing with celebrity chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants.

She has a personal food and travel blog and has written recipes for a variety of websites.


Lora Wiley-Lennartz has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ithaca College.

Awards and Publications

Lora is a member of The Daily Meal's Culinary Content Network and has been featured on the Duncan Hines website, People magazine, BuzzFeed, PBS Parents, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and more.

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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