Samantha Jones Samantha Jones is a performance content writer for Meredith brands, covering topics including food, fitness, and lifestyle content. She holds a B.A. in journalism from Drake University in Des Moines, where she also studied graphic design and ran track and cross-country. Prior to working as a performance content writer, Sam started her career as an intern at Food Network Magazine, followed by an apprenticeship (and fulfilled lifelong dream) at Better Homes & Gardens. When she's not writing about the latest food and fitness trends, you'll find Sam on a run in Central Park, frequenting coffee shops with her friends, or crying over pictures of dogs. 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.