2018 December Featured Journalist of the Month: Suzanne Corbett
Saturday, December 01, 2018 01:19 PM

Suzanne Corbett

Suzanne Corbett is a national award-winning writer and media producer. She contributes to St Louis Post-Dispatch, West NewsMagazine, StLouisSportsPage.com, AAA Traveler and AAA World Magazines, Gazelle STL Magazine and RealFoodTravler.com.

Past credits include travel/food editor St Louis Globe Democrat.com, food editor PrimeLife Media, Better Homes & Gardens, Sauce, Victoria Magazine, St. Louis At Home, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, St. Louis Town & Style and Midwest Living, and host and producer of Hot Plates that aired on KSLG 103O. In addition, she serves as a food historian/living history foodways interpreter The Gateway Arch National Park.

She is the author of three award-winning books: Unique Eats & Eateries of St. Louis, The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House and Pushcarts & Stalls: The Soulard Market History Cookbook.  Suzanne is also the winner of two Telly Awards, Gold, Silver and Bronze travel writing awards from the North American Travel Journalists, Mark Twain Awards from Midwest Travel Journalists, in addition to awards received form The National Federation of Press Women.

Suzanne is a member of the International Food, Wine &Travel Writers Association, Les Dames d’Escoffier International and is a Certified Culinary Professional with the International Association of Culinary Professionals.


Suzanne's Q&A

What got you into travel writing?
Food. Food and history, my two passions that got me on the road.

What's the most challenging part of travel writing for you?
Managing time. Often there are so many experiences and discoveries, I run out of time to take in (and savor) all a destination offers.

What is one thing [equipment or personal item] you can't go without on the road?
Laptop with a Wi-Fi connection.

What's your most unusual and/or memorable travel experience?
Dining in the Greenbrier's "Bunker" on a retro 1950s menu with Julia Child.

What is the best piece of advice you could give to a rookie travel journalist?
Listen to the stories, especially from locals, which surface from unexpected places. They often make a destination shine brighter. 


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