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My name is Olga Koutseridi, and I am food writer, recipe developer, historian, and baker based in Austin, Texas. I started this newsletter to foster a community of people who are interested in food, food culture, food history, writing, personal essays, recipe development, cultural history, baking, fermentation, cooking, sourdough and much more.

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Greek-Ukrainian food writer, baker, and historian Olga Koutseridi shares her thoughts on all things food as well as weekly essays, recipes, how-to-videos, and recommendations.


A Ukrainian Greek food writer and recipe developer whose work focuses on preserving and celebrating the diversity of Ukrainian culinary heritage.