Helen A. Lee

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Glenview, IL
Columbia University School Of Journalism, Wellesley College, Miami University
Current Food Releases & Trends, Home Cooking, Sustainability
  • Helen has been writing about lifestyle and entertainment topics, including food, since 1996.
  • She believes food brings people together and is an important part of everyone's culture and personal history.
  • Helen learned to cook by watching her mother make dumplings, green onion pancakes, and bao on her family's kitchen table in Kansas.


Helen has been a professional lifestyle and entertainment writer for almost three decades. Her food-related journalism has been focused on new releases, trends, recipe development, and both national and Chicago-based restaurants. Her work has appeared in many print news sources, online publications, and books. These include various Scripps News sites, the Chicago Tribune's syndicated network, Looper, the Chicago Windy City Guide, Hungry? Chicago, and LTHForum.


Helen graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in political science. She also has one master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a second one in conservation biology from Miami University.
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