S.S. Mandani

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Location
New York City
School
University Of Florida, The New School
Expertise
Coffee, Mixology, Food Culture
  • S.S. writes a notable culture column recognized in The Best American Food Writing.
  • His coffee brand is featured in Delish, Well+Good, and Cool Hunting, and partners with 300+ retailers, including MUJI, Key Food, and ShopRite.
  • In addition to backpacking through 20+ countries, he's a licensed bartender & mixologist, tending bar for Forbes' executives at The Surf Lodge and acclaimed authors at The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Experience

S.S. owns and runs Saltwater Coffee in New York City. With a storied career in consulting for household names like Whole Foods, Facebook, and Pizza Hut, he's recently published over twenty short stories, receiving nominations for Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, and Best Small Fictions. His work has been supported by the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Kenyon Review, Martha's Vineyard Institute, Periplus Collective, and Bread Loaf; cited in The Best American Food Writing and Wigleaf; and anthologized in a forthcoming book on craft from Columbia University Press.

Education

With degrees in anthropology and creative writing, S.S. writes from the essential crossroads of culture, people, stories, and food.
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