Ashlyn Frassinelli

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Virginia, USA
George Washington University, Boston University
Cheese, Beer & Spirits, Air Fryer Recipes
  • In 2017, Ashlyn won the Boston University Julia Child Award for her memoir piece, "Family," which touched on the intersections of food and family in her life.
  • She worked as a "beertender" for a local brewery while getting her master's degree.
  • She also worked for José Andrés' nonprofit organization, World Central Kitchen, as a communications associate her senior year of undergrad.


Ashlyn is a freelance writer with a keen interest in all things edible. With an educational background in both journalism and food studies, she has been an avid writer and gastronome for over 10 years. Her pieces have appeared everywhere from self-published zines to online news outlets like Yahoo. While her most recent positions have been in marketing, food writing has always been her passion, and she's excited to write on the topics she loves best with Today Meal.


Ashlyn holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, as well as a master's degree in gastronomy with a focus in food writing. She also holds two certifications from Boston University's Metropolitan College: one for cheese studies and one for beer and spirits. This combination of journalism training and food studies education helps her write informed articles on a medley of different subjects.
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