She wears a dress by TIBI and shoes by JIL SANDER.

  • Words Ellie Austin
  • Photography Clément Pascal
  • Styling Jèss Monterde

AT WORK WITH:
Deb Perelman

  • Words Ellie Austin
  • Photography Clément Pascal
  • Styling Jèss Monterde
  • Hair & Makeup Rebecca Alexander

You don’t hear many people referring to themselves as bloggers anymore but, as has been the case throughout her career, Deb Perelman is happy to be an exception. “I’m down with still being called a blogger,” she says with a smile when we meet at a chic  coffee shop in Manhattan’s East Village. We’re a stone’s throw from the apartment that she shares with her husband, Alex, and their two children, Jacob, 13, and Anna, 7. “I guess I’m a cookbook author too.”

It’s a characteristically self-effacing statement from Perelman, who is one of the most beloved food writers working today. She’s frequently mentioned in the same breath as Martha Stewart, Nigella Lawson and Ina Garten and counts Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner as fans.1 What marks Perelman, 46, out from...

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