Allen Salkin has been a journalist for such publications as New York, the Village Voice, and Details. As a staff reporter for the New York Times, he wrote nearly two hundred features about food, culture, and media—for one of them, the legendary chefs Ferran Adrià and José Andrés cooked him lunch in his apartment. As an investigative reporter for the New York Post, Salkin wrote hundreds of articles—on corrupt judges, emergency room ethics, and troubled cults, among others. He has also produced video interviews with culinary stars for many food websites. Salkin’s journalism has taken him to more than forty countries, from the Beijing Olympics to the snorkel wakes of “Doom Tourists” in the Galápagos. He lives in New York City.