Tracey Ceurvels is a cookbook author (The NYC Kitchen Cookbook, Skyhorse Publishing, 2017), and food and travel writer with articles, recipes, and restaurant reviews in a variety of publications, including The Boston Globe (travel articles on Peru, Buenos Aires, Ireland, Dunton, Colorado, Chinatown in NYC, et al), The New York Times City Section (An Insider’s guide to Chinatown), The New York Daily News (Food fit for the Gods—Modern Greek cuisine), The New York Sun (Clam Shacks in Massachusetts), Relish (cardamom coffee pound cake, orange blossom ginger pound cake, food on sticks et al), Time Out (Cheap Eats and restaurant reviews), Citysearch.com (hundreds of restaurant reviews), Papermag.com (over 50 restaurant reviews), Haute Living (over a hundred chef interviews) Chocolatier (interview with Bonnie Slotnick about cookbooks et al), and Pastry Art & Design (interview with owners of Scharffen Berger Chocolate et al).
She received her B.A. in Journalism and French from UMASS/Amherst then traveled to Asia, Europe, Central and South America to explore the cuisine. Her first job during high school was at a 4-star French restaurant in Boston, Mass., where her love of food was cultivated. Later, she worked in several top NYC restaurants (including Gotham Bar & Grill and Union Square Café). Soon she hung up her apron to use her journalism degree and love of food to write about her favorite topics: cooking, dining, and traveling.
Tracey has also worked as a copywriter and content director for many companies and publications, including The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, VOGUE, This Old House, Xceed an interactive agency), iTraffic, Stella Artois, and others. For three years in a row she was the director of InStyle magazine’s popular “Best Beauty Buys.”
Tracey’s love of food has taken her around the world—where she enjoys everything from fried clams at her favorite New England clam shack to beef cheek ravioli at Babbo, and 5-for-$1 pork dumplings in Chinatown to the chef’s tasting menu at Gramercy Tavern. She’s tasted fresh mozzarella in Rome, roadside porchetta in Spoleto, an all truffle dinner in Assisi, and an unforgettable fish stew in Venice. She’s also eaten her way around France, slurped noodles in Japan, enjoyed beachside fish tacos in Belize, and tasted Peruvian cuisine (along with Pisco sours) along the Amazon River. Tracey enjoys seeking out the best food, restaurants and recipes, and writes about these subjects for publications as well as on her blog, The NYC Kitchen. But as much as she enjoys traveling, Tracey’s favorite food destination is New York City.
Tracey is the recipient of two fiction writing grants from the Ragdale Foundation, which is outside of Chicago. Originally from Boston, Mass., she lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her 9-year old daughter Sabrina.