B I O G R A P H
Y Molly O'Neill is the food columnist for
the New York Times Sunday Magazine and a reporter for
the "Style" section of the New York Times. She grew up in Columbus,
Ohio as the oldest child, and only daughter, of five children. For
ten years she worked as a chef and studied cooking at La Verenne
in Paris. Twelve years ago she began writing for a living, first
as a columnist at Boston Magazine, then at Food and Wine Magazine.
In 1984, she became the restaurant critic for New York Newsday and
moved to the New York Times in 1989. She has been nominated for
Pulitzer Prize two times. Her first book, The New York Cookbook,
won both the Julia Child/IACP and James Beard Awards. An avid baseball
fan, O'Neill might be spotted in the stands at Yankee Stadium watching
her brother, Yankee outfielder Paul O'Neill. She lives in a bright,
funky loft in Hell's Kitchen, New York City.