Samantha Leffler

Samantha Leffler
Title: Senior Food Editor

Samantha Leffler is the senior food editor at, covering all things food and nutrition-related. Prior to joining the Real Simple team, Samantha freelanced for Food Network, BuzzFeed, The Hollywood Reporter, Eat This, Not That!, and several other outlets. She was also the first Food Editor for Us Weekly, where she wrote way too many articles about what celebrities stock in their refrigerators. Samantha graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with honors. When she's not writing or editing, she can be found spending time with family and friends, traveling, or, more likely, watching Bravo on her couch.

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Latest from Samantha Leffler
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