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Allen Salkin

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On today’s episode of All in the Industry,®, Shari Bayer’s guest is Allen Salkin, a world-renowned writer on politics, culture and trends. Allen is the author, or co-author, of three books, including From Scratch: The Uncensored History of the Food Network (2013), and he’ the reporter behind numerous memorable articles in major newspapers and magazines, as well as a frequent guest on news programs and in documentaries. Allen’ cover article in the December 2016 issue of Vanity Fair, “From Vegan Food Queen to Fugitive” told the wrenching story of Sarma Melngailis, suggesting that the Wharton-educated businesswoman might have fallen into a “coercive control” relationship with a gambling addict. Allen is featured throughout the documentary Bad Vegan: Fame, Fraud, Fugitives about the case, the #1 show on Netflix in March 2022, and he filed a third Vanity Fair article about it. Today’s show also features Shari’s PR tip to take deep dives; Speed Round; Industry News Discussion on the Vanity Fair article, “I’ll Let the Chips Fall Where They May”: The Life and Confessions of Mob Chef David Ruggerio; and Solo Dining experience at Banh Vietnamese Shop House on the UWS, NYC. 

Photo Courtesy of Allen Salkin.

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