Tram Nguyen

Hello! I’m a writer and illustrator based out of Chicago, Illinois.

My work has been featured in: Adobe’s 99U, Bon Appetit, Cherry Bombe, Elle, Food & Wine, The Guardian, Kiplinger, Lucky Peach, Nylon, Saveur, Self, Serious Eats, Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post, and more.

I co-wrote and illustrated a food memoir, Pen & Palate: Mastering the Art of Adulthood, with Recipes (Grand Central Life & Style).

You know that long rambling bit at the top of recipe blogs that everyone scrolls past? My book is just that part, stretched across roughly 80,000 words.

Recognition and Awards: American Illustration 35, 3x3 International Illustration Competition, Saveur BFBA Editor’s Choice for Best Writing, Bucktown Apple Pie Contest (16th place)

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