Becki Robins

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Gold Country, CA
San Jose State University, Johns Hopkins University
Food Science, Culinary History, International Cuisine
  • In a past life, Becki ran the food blog Travel by Stove. She got halfway through an alphabetical list of world recipes before she had to quit and get a day job.
  • She writes scripts for the popular YouTube series SciShow; to date, the episodes she's worked on have been viewed a total of more than 16 million times.
  • Her personal cookbook contains 4,591 recipes, not counting the 4,155 recipes she's saved on Pinterest.


Becki Robins has been writing professionally since sometime during the previous millennium. Her favorite subjects include food, history, and science, and she's especially happy when she can get all three of those things into one article. Becki cooks daily for six people, loves challenging and unusual recipes, and enjoys hunting for hard-to-find ingredients. Becki's freelance work has appeared in the Atlantic, Popular Science, Smithsonian, Scientific American, High Country News,, Science News, Earth Island Journal, and Lonely Planet.


Becki obtained her undergraduate degree in magazine journalism and her master's degree in science writing. Her education as a science and feature writer helps her translate sometimes complicated (and often dry) information into fun, useful, and easy-to-understand stories for non-scientist people.
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