Emily Monaco Title: Food Writer Location: Paris, France Expertise: Cheese, French food, Food and culture Emily Monaco is a freelance food writer based in Paris. Her expertise lies at the intersection between food, history, and culture.Highlights:Emily earned her Master's degree from the Sorbonne in 2013.She is a board member of les Dames d'Escoffier's France chapter.Her work has appeared in Food & Wine, the BBC, Atlas Obscura, and more. Experience Emily Monaco has been living and writing in Paris for over 15 years. After earning her Master's degree from the Sorbonne, she began writing professionally and has since appeared in publications including the BBC, Food & Wine, Saveur, Atlas Obscura, and more. She is the co-host of the Terroir Podcast, which delves deep into the cultural and historical significance of France's regional cuisines, and she is a board member of the France chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. Education Emily Monaco graduated from the American University of Paris in 2009 with a degree in Global Communications, and she earned her Master's degree with honors from the Sorbonne in 2013. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.