Laurie Ulster

Writer, Editor, Curator. Content Strategist

New York, NY

Laurie Ulster

Freelance writer specializing in entertainment, parenting, pop culture, food & chefs, Star Trek stuff, trending news, and lifestyle topics. Supervising Producer on the Star Trek: Discovery aftershow.


It's Time to Detox From Detoxes

Why are perfectly healthy people obsessed with detoxes?
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Why I Let My Daughter Be a Picky Eater

Sympathy, from one picky eater to another.
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The Many Sides of Scott Conant

Read our espresso-fueled interview with Scott Conant.
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Ed Cotton’s Life in Food, on TV and in the Kitchen

Executive Chef Ed Cotton talks about almost winning Top Chef, and the joys of plastic wrap.
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Top Ten Tales From The Kitchen

The restaurant world is a little nuts.
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Celebrity Chefs' Summer Eats: Marcus Samuelsson's Swedish Hot Dogs

Marcus Samuelsson kicks off our 'Celebrity Chefs' Summer Eats' series with a taste of home.

Julian Plyter's Lower East Side

Mix in some old school New York with modern, fun cuisine on the Lower East Side.
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Celebrity Chefs' Summer Eats: Lidia Bastianich's Pomodori Ghiotti (a.k.a. Gluttonous Tomatoes)

Chef Lidia Bastianich celebrates summer with a farm fresh taste of home.

From Burger King to Eleven Madison Park: Executive Pastry Chef Angela Pinkerton

Angela Pinkerton of Eleven Madison Park had a humble culinary start, but has a taste for sweet perfection.
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The 'My Kid Can't Eat This' Instagram Account Will Bring Back Memories

Because a food rule is a food rule, damnit.
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Top Ten Chef Secrets — And They’re Not About Cooking

Chefs love to tell us their deep dark secrets! Here are ten of our spiciest.
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Joseph “JJ” Johnson’s Adventures in Flavor

Joseph 'JJ' Johnson of The Cecil has followed flavors from Harlem to Ghana and back again.
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Laurie Ulster

I'm a freelance writer who used to be a TV producer, and then switched to digital, running sites like A&E and Fuse. My work most frequently appears at,, and at Scary Mommy, where I've written about parenting, lifestyle, feminism, pop culture, and just about anything else. I've contributed to The Chefs Connection (yum!), Momtastic, Women at Warp, YourTango, My Fave Places, Fuse, Great Moments in Parenting, and Purple Clover. I am also the editor of my local newspaper.



  • personal essays
  • entertainment coverage
  • interviewing
  • copy editing
  • content strategy
  • content curation
  • editing
  • writing