Abigail Abesamis Demarest
Abigail Abesamis Demarest

Abigail Abesamis Demarest

Title: Updates Editor

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Education: B.A. in English, Stony Brook University
Columbia Publishing Course, Columbia University

Expertise: Food and drink, cooking and baking tips, writing and editing
- More than 7 years as a food writer and editor
- Passionate home cook and baker


Abigail Abesamis Demarest is a writer, editor and former New Yorker based in sunny Panama City Beach, Florida. Her writing has been featured in HuffPost, Forbes, Insider, Business Insider, Martha Stewart, Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn and more. As EatingWell's updates editor, Abigail works to make sure the brand's food, nutrition and other content is up to date and adheres to our editorial guidelines.

A pre-med student during her undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University, Abigail graduated with a B.A. in English and went on to pursue her passion in writing and telling stories. Since completing the Columbia Publishing Course, Abigail has held positions at The Daily Meal (associate news editor) and Google/Zagat (via Synergis Creative, content editor). She has judged food festivals, spoken on a food panel at a Public Relations Society of America conference, and traveled the world in the name of food journalism.
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