Jordana Rothman is a seasoned writer and editor, with a focus on American restaurant culture and a commitment to empowering marginalized voices in the food space. As Restaurant Editor at Large at mkgalleryamp; Wine, she spends half the year on the road researching the magazine’s Best New Chefs platform, now in its 31st year. In 2015 Jordana co-authored her first book, , with chef Alex Stupak of New York's Empellón restaurants; it was nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award and three IACP cookbook awards, even though she slipped a "Hail Satan" into the recipe index. Jordana also once challenged competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi to a hot dog eating contest. She lost.