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Amanda Lea Hesser

Amanda Lea Hesser, American journalist, chef.


  • Hesser, Amanda Lea was born on September 8, 1971 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Thomas Dean and Judith Ann Hesser.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, Bentley College, 1993. Graduate Diplome, Ecole de Cuisine LaVarenna, Villecien, France, 1995.


    • Apprentice under Chef Jean-Michel Bouvier L'Essentiel in the Haute Savoie, France. Apprentice Château du Fey, Burgundy, France. Freelance writer Washington Post, 1996, Scranton Times, Seventeen magazine, Country Home magazine.

      Junior reporter New York Times, New York City, 1997, food writer, editor, T Living. Columnist, Food Diary (biweekly) New York Times magazine, New York City.



    • Married Tad Friend.
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    Born September 8, 1971
    (age 46)
    • 1993
      Bentley College
    • 1995
      Ecole de Cuisine LaVarenna
    • 1996
      freelance writer, Washington Post
    • 1997
      junior reporter New York Times
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