Samantha is a freelance writer who writes about a variety of issues, but has a particular affinity for stories focused on the intersection of culture, community building, and cuisine. Following in the footsteps of four generations, she began work in the food industry early (at a local candy shop) and spent over a decade in the restaurant and catering businesses. While she's always in pursuit of a good dish simply made, she's equally passionate about the story behind the meal: the traditions being preserved, passed down, melded, and fused and their reflection on where we've come from and who we are.
Latest articles by Samantha Facciolo
I Teach Kids Who Were Separated From Their Parents. Here's How They Cope.
"Why do they hate us?" they ask me.