Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli is a James Beard Award-nominated food writer, author, and pastry chef best known for creating wildly decadent dessert recipes for her Brooklyn bakery Robicelli's. Her highly acclaimed memoir/cookbook, Robicelli's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes, documented the trials and tribulations of owning a bakery. Allison's writing and recipes have appeared in Eater, Food52, Food & Wine, Food Network, Taste, Bon Appétit, Extra Crispy, Wine Enthusiast, and Fine Cooking. Experience Allison Robicelli gained prominence for creating wildly decadent desserts at her popular Brooklyn bakery Robicelli's. Her culinary talent led to a turn as a contestant on Food Network's Chopped. Allison documented the trials and tribulations of running the bakery in her acclaimed memoir/cookbook, Robicelli's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes (2013). In addition to Food & Wine, Allison contributes to Food52, Food Network, Epicurious, Eater, Taste, and Extra Crispy. She has developed recipes for G/O Media, Wine Enthusiast, and Fine Cooking. Known for her wit and humor, she and her husband Matt host The Robicelli Argument Clinic podcast in which they and a guest comically debate an array of food-related topics. Education Allison attended Boston University and The New School in New York City, where she studied Metropolitan History. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.