I love words: reading them, writing them, crafting and fine-tuning them. 

I also love food. I am fascinated by the deeper cultural and historical significance of food, and the importance of eating with intention and gathering around the table. Oftentimes, I use food as a vehicle to write about life.

I write personal essays, creative nonfiction, and a myriad of articles, oftentimes focused on food and culture. I muse on "slow living" - on making authentic connections with the world. Most importantly, I write with inspiration from the magic I find in everyday moments and ordinary people. 

I'm a retro music enthusiast and record collector, in love with traditional country-western, rock 'n roll, R&B, and soul music. I'm an old soul, a city dweller, and a veritable flâneuse through and through. All of these elements are ingrained into my very being and have an immense impact on my writing. 

That toddlin' town on the right is Chicago, IL, where my runs root deep and where I am based. The city of Chicago influences and inspires my writing, perhaps more than anything else in the world.

If you would like to work together on a project, please contact me. 

Copyright © 2019 by Erica Friedmann

All content is entirely owned by me unless otherwise stated.
You may not take, reproduce, or distribute my content without written permission. 

If you wish to link to or mention my work, you may do so without permission.
(However, if you do link to one of my pieces and feel like telling me, I would love to know!)