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About Cara De Silva


Bio. CARA DE SILVA is an award-winning journalist who specializes in writing about food, travel, culture, and ethnicity. Most recently, In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin, which she edited and brought to fruition, was voted one of the most noteworthy books of the year by The New York Times Book Review.

For a decade, Cara was a writer for Newsday/New York Newsday, one of the largest newspapers in the country, where her beat was ethnic New York and her food- and- culture column, "Flavor of the Neighborhood, " was a popular feature. While there she won First Prize for Food Feature Writing in the United States from the Association of Food Journalists. In addition to Newsday, Cara's articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Food & Wine, Eating Well, Martha Stewart Living, Cuisine, and Diversion magazines. As an editor, she has worked on cookbooks, scholarly books, and novels, and as a teacher she has taught courses in food and culture at the City University of New York.

Cara is a frequent speaker at fundraisers, conferences, and seminars, and= has also been featured on local, national, and international television and radio shows, among them the "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer" (PBS), "The Morning Show" (CNN), "All Things Considered" (NPR), the Television Food Network, and "The Voice of America."

She is listed in Contemporary Authors, the chief directory in the world for author information, and is currently at work on two new books.


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