Emily Monaco Emily Monaco is a journalist and culinary tour guide based in Paris for over 15 years. She is the co-host of The Terroir Podcast. Her work has previously appeared in the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Atlas Obscura, and more.Expertise: French food, Cheese, food history.Experience: Emily Monaco is a journalist, culinary tour guide, and podcast host based in Paris, France. She holds a master's degree in 19th-century French literature from the Sorbonne. Her journalism work exists at the intersection between food, culture, and history, and she often carries out in-depth explorations of specific recipes and foods, particularly cheeses. With a deep passion for French food (and French cheese specifically), her work has previously appeared in publications including the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, and Atlas Obscura. She also co-hosts The Terroir Podcast, which explores the culinary cultures of France one region at a time. 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.