Elizabeth Gunnison is a freelance food writer based in New York City. From 2006 to 2008 she worked as a reporter at the late Conde Nast Portfolio, during which time she wrote about retail, the art market, and culture & lifestyle, predominantly for the magazine’s website. Until early 2011, she was the assistant to Tom Colicchio, a role which encompassed everything from writing to business development to recipe testing. She loved (almost) every minute of it. Gunnison holds a degree in the History of Art from Yale University, where she also served as a writer and then an editor at the Yale Daily News.