Aleksandra Crapanzano is the recipient of the James Beard Foundation M.F.K. Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Best Food Writing, and she has written extensively for the New York Times Magazine, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Saveur, Departures, Travel & Leisure and the Wall Street Journal, where, for the last six years, she has written the dessert column "A Little Something Sweet." Aleksandra has spent much of her life in Europe. She now resides in Brooklyn with her husband, the novelist John Burnham Schwartz, and their son.