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Food Psych #26: Seders and Stroganoff

Adina Steiman Epicurious food editor

In honor of Passover, we talk with Self magazine Features Director Adina Steiman about her family's Seder traditions, the parallels between nutrition and religion, how boxed Stroganoff launched her culinary career, and lots more.    

Adina Steiman likes telling stories about food. Recently, Adina joined SELF magazine as Features Director, overseeing food coverage and other lifestyle and health topics. Previously, she was Food and Nutrition Editor at Men's Health, where her work earned two James Beard Awards. 

Prior to Men’s Health, Steiman was senior editor at Martha Stewart Everyday Food and a cookbook editor at Clarkson Potter. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Paris and received her B.A. in English literature from Oberlin College. In the second grade, Adina listed her favorite foods as "artichokes, raspberries, and fried chicken," and she still can't really improve on that triumvirate. Find her work at, and follow her on Twitter @adinasteiman