Dillon Fernando

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Brooklyn, New York
Duke University
Food History, Celebrity Chefs, Food Science
  • Raised with an unhealthy Food Network obsession, Dillon's great food influences are Alton Brown, Anthony Bourdain, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Ina Garten.
  • He once helped produce a cooking segment with Samantha Bee and James Beard award-winning chef Vivian Howard.
  • For a taste of home, Dillon enjoys prying family recipes for Sri Lankan classics from his mother to replicate in his tiny Brooklyn kitchen.


Dillon is a writer and food researcher. He spent five years in late-night television, where he researched news stories, including those about food insecurity and food waste. He conducts research for the popular YouTube channel Tasting History with Max Miller. As a freelance writer, his work can be found in Flash Fiction Magazine, Hobart, The New York Times, and more. As an avid home cook, Dillon loves reading cookbooks and experimenting with new flavors and techniques in the kitchen.


Dillon has a bachelor's degree in biology from Duke University.
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