Monika Sudakov

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Location
Princeton, IL
School
Chapman University
University Of Nevada Las Vegas
Expertise
Culinary Education, Food History, Food Anthropology
  • In 2015, Monika became a Certified Culinary Professional with the International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • She was the innkeeper and chef of an award-winning bed and breakfast featuring gourmet cuisine for 18 years.
  • Her Master's thesis entitled "Moroccan Tea Ritual: Religion, Gender, Socio-Economics and Hospitality" was published by Lambert Academic Press in 2010.

Experience

Monika has worked in the culinary field since 2005 as a chef, cooking instructor, and cookbook author. She began her career as a writer with regular contributions to the mental health website The Mighty, in 2016. Over the years she has written on topics related to chronic illness, trauma, cooking for dietary restrictions, and hospitality. In 2022, she fused her experience as a culinary professional with her research in food and culture and her acumen as a writer by joining the team at Daily Meal.

Education

Monika has a Bachelor's Degree in French, a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in Media Performance, and a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology.

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