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Alexandra Leaf

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Alexandra Leaf is a culinary historian, cookbook author and culinary educator with a specialty in fine chocolate. Her publications include “The Impressionists’ Table: Recipes and Gastronomy of 19th Century France” and “Van Gogh’s Table at the Auberge Ravoux” (IACP winner). Alexandra and her work have been featured on CNN and NPR and in numerous publications including “The New York Times,” “The Boston Globe,” “The NY Observer,” Country Living Magazine, Saveur, and Food and Wine. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International. Alexandra owns Chocolate Tours of New York City, Inc. ( a food tour company specializing in artisanally made chocolate and confections. She is a frequent guest moderator at the 92nd St Y for a variety of contemporary culinary topics. Alexandra holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from NYU and was the recipient of a Soros Foundation Teaching Fellowship.

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