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Megan Murphy is a freelance writer, blogger, and host living in NYC, who loves both dining out and getting crafty in the kitchen. With an events, marketing, and writing background from People magazine and Condé Nast, Megan currently writes for Cooking Light and CookingLight.com, contributes to various food and beverage websites, and runs her food-celebrating blog, ThisGirlCanEat.com.
Her restaurant reviews can be seen in the Clean Plates Restaurant Guide Books (2012 & 2013 Manhattan and Brooklyn editions), she was a contributor to The Clean Plates Cookbook (2013), and is currently co-authoring her first cookbook. Megan regularly writes for, contributes to, or has been featured on several media outlets including Cooking Light, MyRecipes, The Daily Meal, Clean Plates, The Strong Buzz, Eater, Haute Life Press, Food Network Dish, OpenTable, Groupon, and more.
Megan is also highly involved in culinary events and food festivals—and is often traveling to delicious destinations for the latest and greatest. A taste of her recent participation includes video hosting the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience’s 20th Anniversary, video hosting Cooking Light’s signature Light Up The Night event on the High Line, and being an official media sponsor of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
For all media and partnership inquires, please contact Megan directly at email@example.com.
Old bio from blog inception:
Hello fellow food lovers! I’m Megan, a New York based writer with an insatiable appetite for cooking, traveling and (especially) eating. My love of all things edible started at an early age and has only intensified through the years. I love the way food brings people together, love playing in the kitchen and love that cooking allows you to be an inventor, artist and scientist all at once.
As one of five children growing up in a traditional Italian & Irish-American household in the good ol’ Garden State, family means everything—and always went hand in hand with delicious bounties during holidays, celebrations and my Mom’s famous family dinners (I’ve been blessed to descend from a long line of incredible home cooks). Besides mia familia, my experience living in Italy and enthusiasm for travel have been the biggest influences in cultivating my impassioned love of food. And though I’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart, I adore the Big Apple for allowing me to explore new cuisine, expand my horizons and get inspired in the kitchen.
I’ve spent the last several years working for some of the best magazines in the business, and while I’m still in the publishing industry part-time, I’ve dedicated the past 12 months to satisfying my culinary curiosity by taking as many cooking classes as my schedule would allow—everything from fine techniques, knife skills and pastry boot camp, to Indian, Thai and Spanish cuisines.
Though my wallet and waistline have taken hits up & down during my somewhat spontaneous recent months, it’s been worth every last delicious bite and I can’t wait to discover more. The past year has brought just as many triumphs as it has tribulations, and has taken me on a thrilling and enlightening journey through life, love and food. So, I created this site as an outlet to share my culinary adventures and invite you to pick up a fork, raise a glass & join me for the ride.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy navigating around!
A special thanks from the bottom of my heart (and stomach) to Abby, Tim and Jack — for encouraging me and helping to get this website up and running. I can’t thank you guys enough.
*all the photos on this site are my originals, unless given a photo credit.