Lily McElveen

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United Kingdom
University Of Surrey, University Of Law
Global Cuisine, Culinary History, British Food
  • As an American living in the U.K. for many years, Lily is still trying to wrap her head around the precise definition of biscuits.
  • Lily is obsessed with creating the perfect granola recipe and makes new batches at least three times a week.
  • She frequently interviews chefs about their areas of expertise and particularly enjoys speaking with those who work in more obscure parts of the culinary sector. Her favorite to date was interviewing Tibetan chefs about the history and customs of their cuisine.


Lily has been writing professionally since 2015. She's published articles on topics ranging from travel, higher education, women's health, legal news, food, celebrities, and movies for various outlets. Her writing expertise lies in her love of exhaustive research. Whether it's the best way to brew coffee or the inner workings of the U.K. Parliament, she does deep dives in a broad range of subjects to find the most entertaining and obscure facts to engage readers. As a trained bartender and avid cook, Lily enjoys creating new recipes in her free time and exploring her local restaurant scene.


Lily has a Bachelor of Arts in theater from the University of Surrey and a master's degree in law from the University of Law.
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