Phoebe Lapine is a 27 –year-old cookbook author, private chef, culinary instructor, blogger and caterer, born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and eat.
After graduating Brown University in 2007, Phoebe was hired by L’Oreal, where she worked in global marketing and developed women’s fragrance brands for Ralph Lauren. To balance her day job with her love of cooking and feeding friends, in November 2008, Phoebe co-founded a food website for twenty-something cooks looking for user-friendly, affordable ways to navigate their kitchens. Her first cookbook, In the Small Kitchen, was published by Harper Collins in May 2011, with a foreword by Ina Garten, who’s Food Network Show, The Barefoot Contessa, Phoebe has appeared on twice. In the Small Kitchen is now in its second printing.
Phoebe has been a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Serious Eats, The Daily Meal, LearnVest and Shape Magazine. Her recipes, writing, and cookbook have also been featured in Cosmopolitan, Food & Wine, The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, O! Magazine, and Glamour Magazine, and online by Time Out New York, Saveur, Brides, Paper, Tasting Table, and Design*Sponge. She has appeared as a contestant on BBC America’s Chef Race: UK vs. US, executive produced by Jamie Oliver, and was the last American woman standing.
In April 2012, Phoebe launched a new food blog, Feed Me Phoebe, that documents her healthy comfort food, gluten-free finds, and snap shots of her professional cooking world. Above ease and self-sufficiency, Phoebe believes that feeling good about your body and your food, is the most compelling reason to get in the kitchen and get cooking. She embraces a balanced diet, eats the good with the bad, and thinks kale lasagna is better than no lasagna at all. In September 2013, Feed Me Phoebe was recognized by Food & Wine as part of their first annual digital awards.
At Brown University, Phoebe majored in Urban Studies, spending a semester in Rome studying city planning and architecture, a personal interest she has maintained. An avid traveler, Phoebe has ridden across the Patagonia plains on horseback, taken cooking classes in Marrakesh, traveled by elephant in the hills of Thailand, and semi-successfully fought off a group of twelve-year old muggers in Seville.