Tracey Ceurvels is a 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 et al), The New York Sun (Clam Shacks in Massachusetts), Relish (cardamom coffee pound cake, orange blossom ginger pound cake, pot roast, food on sticks et al, Time Out (Cheap Eats and restaurant reviews), Citysearch.com (hundreds of restaurant reviews), Papermag.com (over 50 restaurant reviews), Chocolatier (interview with Bonnie Slotnick about cookbooks et al) and Pastry Art & Design (interview with owners of Scharffen Berger Chocolate et al). She is a recent contributor to the encyclopedia, Savoring Gotham, from Oxford University Press for which she wrote about Bobby Flay, Julia Child, Union Square Café, Broadway Panhandler, Thai Food, Baked Alaska among other food, people and places.
She received her B.A. in Journalism from UMASS/Amherst then began traveling around Asia, Europe and South America. Her first job during high school at Boston Latin was at Maison Robert, a 4-star French restaurant in Boston, Mass., where her love of food began and she subsequently worked in several top NYC restaurants (including Gotham Bar & Grill and Union Square Café) before hanging up her apron to use her journalism degree and love of food to write about her favorite topics: cooking, dining and traveling. She has interviewed hundreds of chefs/restaurateurs and others in the food world, including Eric Ripert, Jacques Torres, Daniel Boulud, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marisa May, owner of SD26, Pichet Ong, Jesse Schenker of Recette, Top Chef Dale Talde, Floyd Cardoz and many others, and she has worked with many brands to promote their products on her blog, including Le Creuset, Silpat, Dean & Deluca, Tupperware, OXO, Wisconsin Cheese Board, Belcor Preserves, and many others.
For her travel stories, Tracey’s love of food has taken her around the world—where she tasted exotic fruits on the Amazon River, eaten truffle dinners in Umbria, enjoyed exquisite desserts with afternoon tea in Dublin, dined at closed-door restaurants in Buenos Aires, eaten fresh mozzarella in Rome, sipped limoncello in Sardinia, eaten oysters in Corsica, and dined at Michelin-starred restaurants in the South of France.
Tracey enjoys seeking out the best food, restaurants and recipes and writes about these subjects for a variety of publications and on her blog, The NYC Kitchen. But as much as she loves traveling, Tracey loves returning to her favorite food destination: New York City, where she loves cooking with her daughter for family and friends.
Tracey is the author of the cookbook, The NYC Kitchen Cookbook, which was published in August 2017. She has appeared nationwide on many radio shows and podcasts and has made appearances at such places as Williams-Sonoma, The French Cheese Board, Pig Island Festival, and Trident Bookstore in Boston. She is the recipient of two residencies for fiction from the Ragdale Foundation. Originally from Boston, Mass., Tracey lives in New York City with her 9-year old daughter Sabrina whose favorite foods are homemade pizza (every Friday night) topped with sopressata, and chicken satay, which she helps to make.