Mackenzie Stratton

Mackenzie Stratton
Title: Food Writer
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Drexel University

Mackenzie is a food writer who approaches the topic from all angles—the technical, aesthetic, cultural, and political. She enjoys the crossroads between writing and cooking because both fields require a level of precision and finesse, but there is also plenty of room for creative expression.


  • Currently working on a local foods cookbook about Mexican cuisine
  • Have lived in five countries, including Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Costa Rica
  • Published over 30 cooking guides and food history features for The Spruce Eats and 22 Words
  • Speaks both English and Spanish



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.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, and TreeHugger.

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