Kalea Martin

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Location
New York
School
Mount Holyoke College, New York University
Expertise
TikTok Food Trends, Baking Science, Filipino And Italian Cuisine
  • Growing up on a steady diet of afritada, pandesal, and mangoes with bagoong, Kalea has always had a passion for food and has shared her expertise in over 1,000 articles published across a variety of nationally distributed outlets.
  • Her work has been featured on Betty Crocker and Shamrock Farms products, and in 2022 it earned her a nomination for Bake From Scratch Magazine's The Greatest Baker.
  • Since 2020, Kalea has been developing recipes for the blog "Fiction in the Kitchen" — which in 2023 became a cooking webseries on Tastemade.

Experience

Kalea Martín began her writing career at LUXOS Magazine in Milan, Italy, where she covered international food and travel. When she moved back to the U.S., Kalea worked part time at HarperCollins Publishers' marketing department and a Manhattan bakery. Later she found a more permanent home at POPSUGAR, writing everything from Starbucks drink reviews to fitness tips. Though all of Kalea's published content falls under the lifestyle category, the majority of it highlights the latest food and cooking trends appearing primarily on Tasting Table, Mashed, and Today Meal. You can also find more of her writing in Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, and People.

Education

Kalea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in Romance Languages/Literature and Studio Art. As part of her undergraduate education, Kalea studied Italian culture and cuisine while working and living in Milan and Venice. She also has a certificate in modern journalism from New York University.
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