Crawford Smith

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Flagstaff, AZ
McGill University
American Regional Cuisine, Food History, Fine Dining
  • Crawford paid his dues working on the line at fine-dining restaurants in Austin, Texas, making Neapolitan pizza, tapas, charcuterie, and more.
  • He writes a food blog that translates his restaurant expertise into recipes for enthusiastic home cooks.
  • Crawford collects historical community cookbooks to study the history of American regional cuisine.


Since his childhood as a Food Network-obsessed home cook, Crawford has always known he wanted to work in food media. He cooked at some of Austin, Texas's top restaurants to hone his skills before transitioning to a writing career. He has worked as a blogger for The Hoth, and also maintains a personal website where he shares recipes and stories from his life.


Crawford graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a B.A. in Political Science and a double minor in Philosophy and Religion. He wrote for McGill's newspaper and explored Montreal's rich local food culture during his time in college.
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