Marisel Salazar

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Marisel Salazar

Marisel Salazar a food, restaurant, and travel writer and video host based in New York City. An anchovy-stuffed olive eaten in Spain altered the course of her life. She is originally from Panama, and has lived in Hawaii, Japan, Washington, DC, and Madrid.


Marisel writes for Michelin, PureWow, VinePair, INSIDER, and more. She is one of Refinery29's Top 10 NYC Food Instagrams to Follow, Zagat's Top 100 Food Instagrammers in the U.S. and is a part of PureWow's The Coterie and Tasting Table's The Tastemakers. She is the host of MSG Network's newest show "Driven to Dine" and "United States of Spirits" on the Spirits Network. She was the former food editor at Melting Butter.

She has worked extensively with restaurants and chefs, having produced bespoke culinary events with James Beard award-winning, Michelin-starred, and up-and-coming chefs across the U.S. like Renee Erickson of The Whale Wins, Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson of Kismet, and Carrie and Rupert Blease of Lord Stanley, as well as curating neighborhood dining guides for hotel properties.

She works in many aspects of the food/digital industry including editorial writing, copywriting, social media, and content creation.


Marisel received a Bachelor's of Science in Communications with Concentration in Nutrition from Cornell University. She is also a member of the Newswomen’s Club of New York.

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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