Leslie Brenner started her food website Cooks Without Borders in 2016. She worked for years as a restaurant critic for The Dallas Morning News but more recently turned to consulting and writing for herself.
“It focuses on food and the culture around cooking,” Brenner said. “For instance, a recipe for moussaka, like, do you know where it comes from? It comes from Greece. When was that recipe invented? You might be surprised to learn that it was actually a 20th century creation. So we take those kind of deep dives into food history, food culture, geography, and the people behind the foods that we love to cook at home.”