Penelope Wall
Penelope Wall

Penelope Wall

As senior editorial director, Penelope oversees the digital editorial vision of EatingWell—drawing on both her passion for food, wellness and storytelling and 19 years experience in digital content strategy and editorial. Penelope has a bachelor's degree in English and studio art and a minor in French from Middlebury College. She joined EatingWell in 2007 as a Web Writer and Producer when EatingWell.com was in its infancy. She then spent several years on EatingWell's Content Licensing team, before moving back to editorial as Senior Digital Editor in 2016 and then Executive Digital Editor in 2019. Under her leadership, the brand has seen tremendous growth on its digital platform and social media channels.

Penelope's love for food and cooking started at a young age. Growing up in Vermont on the Quebec border with a Puerto Rican father and English mother, her exposure to different food traditions has always been quite varied and diverse. She spent summers in the vegetable garden with her mother, nibbling fresh cucumbers dipped in vinegar. In college, Penelope worked as a cook for Dolci, a student-run restaurant on campus, where she learned to plan menus, prep and cook meals at scale. She also spent a summer working on a small dairy farm, bottling milk and making cheese, butter, ice cream and yogurt. After college, she spent several months in Arles, France where she worked as a live-in au pair for a family that ran a Provençal cooking school. Some of her fondest memories during that time include visiting wine caves at Châteauneuf-du-Pape, chatting with the bee keeper at the market and tasting lavender infused chocolates at the chocolatier in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Penelope is a natural wine enthusiast and big supporter of the local wine community in Vermont, where she lives. She is a nature lover and will try to get outdoors whenever she can with her husband and two kids. On the weekends you'll find them hiking, paddle boarding, traveling and snowboarding.

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