Pleased to meet you.

about me

I'm a longtime food, drinks, and features writer who is as comfortable writing about road trips to rural Quebec, oyster farming, or haunted bars as I am about supply-chain snags or black-market beer. I move fluidly between between visual storytelling, blogging, criticism, and long-form narrative, and most recently I worked as a dining critic and drinks columnist at Newsday. I've been a restaurant critic and food-and-ag columnist in New England, a region I'm deeply familiar with. I'm also an accidental expert, speaker, and author on colonial-era drinking. I hold an BA in journalism from the University of Arizona, an MFA in nonfiction writing from Goucher College, and a WSET 3 certification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

how i work

I easily see patterns and anomalies, which helps me spot trends as they take shape. I can usually get strangers to open up about things they might not normally share, can slip in and out of spaces relatively unnoticed, and have a hypersensitive palate —which terrorized me as a kid but has become a present-day superpower.

what I love

Tacos, bubbles, oysters, road trips, hidden places, snow, raw fish, cab franc, cooking for friends, connecting dots, and talking to strangers.

what I avoid

Celery, artificial sweeteners, and apathy.

dream assignments

I love to tell stories

I can cut to the chase with minimal fuss, but am especially adept at longer narratives that hook readers with a surprising angles or hidden backstories. Food, drinks, farming, travel, profiles, and trendspotting are my wheelhouses. I'm also a data wrangler-slash-infographic designer, and ghost write on occasion.

working together

How to get in touch

Whether you're a founder or editor who landed here because of a pitch, or just passing through, thanks for reading. If you have questions or queries, email me at corinhirsch [at] mac . com or fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Thanks!


2022 First place, travel narrative, Press Club of Long Island For, “Day into night at Rockaway Beach.” With my colleagues, I also shared second place for our story about food-driven day trips on Long Island, and shared the third place award for “Inside Sea Bar,” a video narrative about a seafood restaurant.
Finalist, The Deadline Club I was one of three writers behind “Top 100 Restaurants on Long Island,” a project for Newsday’s FeedMe magazine.
2021 Best digital features presence, Society for Features Journalism Our Newsday food team was singled out for dynamic digital presence across the web and social media. FeedMe magazine was also awarded Best Niche Product.
2019 Best food writing in a magazine, New York Press Club For “Blue Oyster Cult,” a feature about oyster farming on Long Island.
First place, food and beverage narrative, Press Club of Long Island Also for “Blue Oyster Cult.”
2018 Features, second place, NY Associated Press The weeks of work on “Blue Oyster Cult” were recognized by the Associated Press.
First place, travel writing, Press Club of Long Island For a Newsday feature about dining on Fire Island.
2012 Best food writing, second place, Association of Alternative Newsweeklies I was recognized for three features in Seven Days about dining and drinking in Vermont: “Suddenly Sushi;” “The Spirits That Move Them;” and “Resurrecting Hops.”
2009 Christine White MFA Award for Excellence In Literary Journalism, Second place, Goucher College I was recognized for my book-length graduate thesis about the building of a federal prison in Berlin, N. H., a former mill town deep in the North Country.

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