Rachel Vigoda

Rachel Vigoda

location-pin Philadelphia, PA

School: University of Pennsylvania

Expertise: Restaurants; Travel; Food news

Rachel Vigoda

  • 20 years in media, with a focus on food, travel and entertainment
  • Wrote a 400-page Pennsylvania guidebook for Hachette Book Group’s Avalon Travel, including recommendations for the best restaurants, bakeries, bars and coffee shops across the state
  • Led Eater Philadelphia, a daily digital publication covering food news and dining guides
  • Oversaw the food, arts, travel and home sections for Metro newspaper
  • Earned two Distinguished Achievement Gold Awards from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Best New Product Award from the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association as head writer for Yak’s Corner, a children’s newspaper


Rachel has been a writer and editor for 20 years, covering every lifestyle topic from food and travel (and traveling for food!) to home decor and urban gardening. As Taste of Home's deputy editor, she spends her days collaborating with the team on cooking content, polishing up recipes and tracking culinary trends. Prior to joining Taste of Home in 2020, Rachel was on the editorial staff at various print and digital newspapers and magazines. Away from her computer, you can find Rachel experimenting with vegan dishes, checking out new restaurants or planning weekend getaways inspired by her guidebook, "Moon Pennsylvania."


  • University of Pennsylvania, bachelor’s with honors in urban studies
  • Temple University, certificate in editing

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Articles & Recipes

How to Make Macaroni Pie Like a Caribbean Chef

Barbados-style macaroni pie blends hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, fresh herbs and three types of cheese for a side dish that goes with pretty much everything.

78 Slow Cooker Recipes to Make This Summer

There's no need to heat up the house when you can plug in your slow cooker. These summer slow cooker recipes are perfect for barbecues and backyard parties.