Samantha Maxwell

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Boston, MA
Kennesaw State University, Boston University, Commonwealth Wine School
Food Culture, Wine Regions, Cooking Tips
  • Samantha has traveled to wine regions to learn about vineyard and winemaking processes.
  • She's used her work to advocate for better labor protections for food industry workers.
  • Samantha has conducted academic research regarding natural wine, cooking with organ meats, and U.S. food policy.


Samantha is currently the food and drink assistant editor at Paste Magazine and writes articles about food, wine, and culture on a freelance basis for publications like VinePair, Food52, and Thrillist. She's interested in drawing connections between what we eat and drink and what it says about our cultures, our worldviews, and our politics.


Samantha's educational background in writing and gastronomy, which focuses on the sociopolitical realities that undergird food cultures and our food system, makes her uniquely poised to write about food from a more analytical point of view.
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