Osayi Endolyn Instagram Website Osayi Endolyn is a James Beard Award-winning writer whose work explores food and identity. She is co-author of national bestseller The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food, with Marcus Samuelsson.Expertise: food, culture, identity.Experience: Osayi Endolyn writes at the intersection of food, culture, identity, and place. She's been published in The New York Times, Eater, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. She's a regular contributor to food-centered storytelling on various TV platforms, including Chef's Table and Ugly Delicious on Netflix. Her audio offerings have been featured on NPR's 1A, The Takeaway with Melissa Harris-Perry, The Splendid Table with Francis Lam, and the Sporkful podcast, for which the team won a Webby. Osayi's essays on subjects like the complicated origins of American fried chicken and the experience of dining out as a Black woman in collections "You and I Eat the Same" and "Women on Food" have been widely celebrated. 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.