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Allison Scheff

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Seattle, WA
Critic, Writer and Editor — Freelance
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Covers:  travel, dining trends, food, food media, restaurant reviews, chefs, food producers, restaurant openings

Restaurant critic, food writer and editor, now working freelance. Can cook my way out of a paper bag, too.

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Biography

Fell in love with food, cooking and restaurants during college, when I began working in restaurant and catering kitchens around Seattle. I then spent six years reviewing restaurants--first in Seattle, then in New York City--as the Restaurants Editor of Citysearch.com.

Through the years I've eaten...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing 900 word restaurant reviews (three visits per restaurant and a very healthy review budget--imagine!) at Citysearch.com in 1999.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course! I am old, apparently.

How is social media changing news?

It's easier to get real-time news, but it's also easier to get real-time hood-winked.