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Amanda Lea Hesser

chef , journalist

Amanda Lea Hesser, American journalist, chef.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

Connections

Married Tad Friend.

father:
Thomas Dean

mother:
Judith Ann Hesser

spouse:
Tad Friend.