Alexandra Zissu is a writer and an editorial consultant. She’s the author of The Conscious Kitchen (Clarkson Potter, March 2010)—a Books for a Better Life Awards finalist—and co-author of Get on Top (Touchstone, March 2018), Planet Home (Clarkson Potter, December 2010), The Complete Organic Pregnancy (Collins, September 2006), and The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat (Clarkson Potter, May 2011).
As a journalist, Alexandra has written extensively about food, chefs, fashion, trends, pregnancy, parenting, and green living for The New York Times, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Bon Appétit, Health, New York, Vogue, Refinery29, Child, and Details, among many other publications. The majority of her consulting work is editorial. Her office directs, manages, advises, and/or reviews content for organizations, brands, and other companies to help them translate their eco-efforts into consumer English. She also speaks often about all things eco-friendly at private ﬁrms, mothers' groups, schools, non-profits, and industry expos and consults about green living for individuals and organizations.
Alexandra has been actively involved in promoting her books as well as her green living platform on radio and television, including several appearances on the Today show. She has been called a “green culinary queen” by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, a “green guru” by New York Family Magazine, and a “green goddess” by DailyCandy.
A native New Yorker, Alexandra recently relocated to the Hudson Valley with her family to be close to the farms that feed them. She is obsessive about family meal and finds pure magic in growing a small raised bed of peas, lettuces, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and herbs with her two young girls.