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.

    RECIPE: White Pike Bloody Mary

    Local, seasonal cocktails sound hard to come by, until you realize you live in a city that’s surrounded by sweet corn and tomatoes. White Pike Whiskey, located in the Finger Lakes, does all the farming, milling, distilling and bottling to create their smooth, clean whiskey. Lucky us, Steven Ljubicic from White Pike gave us his recipe for the perfect fall cocktail: the Bloody Mary.

    Salty Road Wants to Bring Taffy to Brooklyn

    Soon you won’t need to leave the city to get salt water taffy and the memories of childhood summers at the beach that come along with it. Marisa Wu and Carolyn Walsh, candy lovers and partners at Salty Road taffy, are looking to bring their taffy business back to its original home in Brooklyn.