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Hi, I’m Olga Massov, a freelance food + lifestyle writer and cookbook collaborator. As of March 2019, I’ve been working as an assignment editor at The Washington Post Food section and doing other culinary freelance projects. Prior to that, I spent a few years editing cookbooks at Phaidon Press, and before that I was writing cookbooks with chefs and such. See my work here. In my past life, I spent ten years on Wall Street.

I was born in Russia, grew up in Boston, and now live in Brooklyn in Silver Spring, Maryland, with my husband, Andrew Freedman, a journalist, our toddler, Avi, our linebacker-sized tabby, Forrest, and our yellow lab puppy, Latke. From 2001 until mid-summer 2018, I lived in Brooklyn and NYC, but an amazing job opportunity came up for Andrew in the DMV, and so here we are.

I like strong coffee; horizontal stripes; mid-century modern design; austere beaches of the Northeast; and my LLBean boots. Some of the things I like to eat are: Wellfleet oysters, wild Maine blueberries, pickles, herring, all things potato, brisket, cabbage, tacos, and ice cream. I prefer wine to cocktails; beer to bubbly; and bourbon to vodka.

Thanks so much for stopping by.







Contact me at omassov(at)gmail(dot)com.




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