Like the subjects profiled in her article, Andrea Strong graduated from Brooklyn Law School, summa cum laude, in 1994. She practiced law in New York City from 1994 to 1999 at Shearman & Sterling and Camy Karlinsky & Stein. She left the law to try her hand at running several New York restaurants, including Isla and Miracle Grill, before finding her calling as a writer.
Today, Strong is a freelance food writer, reviewer and self-confessed "eater." She is the author, founder, and creator of THE STRONG BUZZ and a biweekly newsletter devoted to New York City's food scene—which feature insider dish, news, reviews, chefs on the move, restaurants openings and closings and events. In addition, she writes a weekly Sunday food column in The New York Post.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Metropolitan Home, Real Simple, Conde Nast Traveler, and Travel & Leisure. In October 2003, she was honored when an article she wrote for The New York Times, "An Ode To Sloppy Joe, A Delicious Mess," was selected for inclusion in Best Food Writing 2003. She is the co-author of the cookbook Sparks in The Kitchen, which was published by Knopf in 2006.
Strong has also been a television guest on Top Chef (Bravo), Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie (PBS), Heavyweights (Food Network), Fox News, and Eat This New York with Kelly Choi (WNBC). She has also been a radio guest on Martha Stewart, Food Talk with Mike Colemeco, and The Restaurant Guys.
A humanitarian activist, Strong is the founder of Dining for Darfur, a charity she created to raise awareness and funds for humanitarian relief in response to the genocide in Darfur. Since 2006, she has raised almost $100,000. Her work for Darfur was profiled in the 2007 book, Not on Our Watch (Hyperion), by Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle and Africa expert John Prendergast.