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Hi, I’m Olga Massov, an editor with the Washington Post Food section as well as a cookbook author and former cookbook editor. See my work here.

Pre-order my upcoming cookbook, HOT SHEET, that I co-wrote with my friend, the very talented Sanaë Lemoine, out March 5, 2024.

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 elementary school-aged son, Avi, our linebacker-sized tabby, Forrest, and our Yellow Lab, Latke. From 2001 until 2018, I lived in NYC, but an amazing job opportunity for Andrew made us move to the DMV. (In my past life, I spent about a decade on Wall Street.)

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: oysters, wild Maine blueberries, pickles, herring, all things potato, brisket, cabbage, tacos, and ice cream. Contrary to my Russian roots, I prefer bourbon to vodka.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


WANT TO WORK TOGETHER? Contact me at omassov(at)gmail(dot)com.


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