Mayukh Sen is a James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer in New York. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He is an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Journalism school, where he teaches food writing.
He won the 2018 James Beard Award for Profile for his piece on Princess Pamela, published in Food52. He was nominated for the 2019 James Beard MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for his piece on Maya Angelou’s food writing, published in Poetry Foundation. He won the 2019 IACP Award for Narrative Food Writing for his story on Felipe Rojas-Lombardi, published in TASTE; this story was also selected for The Best American Food Writing 2019.
He is currently writing a book of narrative nonfiction, to be published by W.W. Norton & Company, on the immigrant women who shaped food culture in America.
He’s been profiled in and featured by V Magazine, Condé Nast Traveller India, The Observer Food Monthly, Need Supply Co., Cakeboy Magazine, and a number of other publications (more on his Press page here).
He is 27. He got his BA at Stanford. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.