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Alexandra Shytsman

location-pin New York, NY

School: Hunter College

Expertise: Recipe development; cooking techniques

Alexandra Shytsman

  • 10 years as a trained chef, food writer, photographer and recipe developer
  • Founder of The New Baguette, a plant-based cooking blog and winner of the IACP Food Blog of the Year award
  • Co-author of "The Complete Vegan Cookbook" and author and photographer of "Friendsgiving: Celebrate Your Family and Friends"
  • Writer for The Kitchn, EatingWell, Food52 and Edible Manhattan
  • Teaches vegan cooking and food photography classes in New York City


Alexandra is a recipe developer, food writer, photographer and cookbook author. She got her professional start in food at the Natural Gourmet Institute, New York City’s premier plant-based culinary school. As the founder of The New Baguette, a plant-based recipe site, her goal is to demystify vegan food and inspire others to cook healthier meals at home. At Taste of Home, Alex shares vegan recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy, such as sloppy joes made with lentils and pizza topping ideas so good you won’t miss the mozzarella. She is also the co-author of “The Complete Vegan Cookbook” and the author of “Friendsgiving.”


  • Hunter College, bachelor's degrees in English literature and criticism, and women's and gender studies
  • Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, certificate in writing for food media

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Articles & Recipes

Green Spaghetti

Tired of your same old dinner routine of spaghetti with red sauce? If you’re looking for a new way to

Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup)

This quick and easy soup offers fresh flavors, even though canned tomatoes are used. If you can't find fideo, a thin Mexican noodle, angel hair pasta is a fine substitute. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Vegan Stuffing

Mushrooms add earthy flavor to this vegan dressing. Crunchy toasted pecans are stirred in before baking, but walnuts or almonds could also be used. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen