- Tess is the Senior Editorial Director at Serious Eats. She joined the team in late 2021. Previously, she was the digital director at Delish.
- Her work has appeared in Delish, Cosmo, ELLE, Esquire, Women's Health, and more. She won an ASME for Personal Service in 2018 and published her first book the same year.
- She has produced, edited, and hosted award-winning video series on restaurant and theme park food around the country. You can watch them on YouTube and Amazon.
Tess Koman is the Senior Editorial Director at Serious Eats. She joined Dotdash Meredith in late 2021 and is thrilled to be working with the iconic SE team. Previously, she worked at Delish for four years, expanding their news, features, and video presences across all platforms. She's always loved food, but food internet is where she's happiest. You can watch her video series 'Iconic Eats' and 'Slightly Kosher' on YouTube and Amazon.
Before that, she spent five years at Cosmopolitan.com as an editorial assistant, an associate editor, and finally, a senior editor. Her reporting in Cosmo and Cosmopolitan.com's 'How To Run For Office' package won a Personal Service ASME in 2018. Later that year, she published 'The Best Damn Answers to Life's Hardest Questions: A Flowchart Book,' which was reprinted due to high demand. She'll serve as a judge for the 2022 Webby Awards.
What is your desert island food?
Citrus curds. Any and all! I'd find a way to make olive oil happen and isolating salt wouldn't be an issue, so...I'd have what I'd need to *basically* recreate the best desserts of all time. It's not practical, but we're doing what needs to be done.
What is your favorite condiment?
Do you want me to lie to you? I...won't do it. It's ketchup.
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