When Marissa was a little girl, she threw her bottle and pacifier down the stairs and begged for "real food." More than two decades later, her passion for real food has grown into a part of her everyday life. Marissa graduated in May 2014 with a Masters in Food Studies from NYU, where she focused her research on food politics and food culture. She has taught children’s nutrition, gardening and cooking classes for the past four years, and she will spend the next academic year as a FoodCorps service member in Guilford County, North Carolina.

    Bialys Worth the Trip

    Bell Bialy converted me. They handed me—a bagel devotee—a hot bialy right off the line. After an oversize bite and 12 or so chews, I won’t ever go back.