Leo Schwartz is a multimedia journalist based in Brooklyn. At a young age, his love of eating earned him the nickname, “The Hoover,” from his parents. Eventually, he realized that he might as well learn to cook too.
Leo’s reporting spans the globe, covering topics from illegal mining in the Peruvian Amazon to heirloom corn tortillas in Queens. His work has appeared in outlets including PBS NewsHour, The Nation, and BuzzFeed News. While traveling for stories, though, he still finds the time to eat as much as possible. Food, after all, is one of the best windows into our culture, politics, and way of life.BACK TO ALL MAKERS