A storyteller on a quest for cuisine.
Some travelers follow their hearts -- Kae Lani follows her gut. Obsessed with the history and origins of food, her journeys have taken her from exploring the Spice Route through Israel and Europe to searching for the Geisha coffee bean in Panama.
Known as the “Miss Frizzle of Food”, Kae Lani is the host of WHYY’s Check, Please! which premieres January 2020. She is also a contributing Food & Travel Editor with USA TODAY 10Best. She's been featured in the James Beard Award-winning publication, Roads & Kingdoms, written about cartoons for Billboard, appeared on live broadcasts for NASDAQ and Cheddar Life, and was a guest on Paul F. Tompkins' "Spontaneanation".
She is the co-creator of Foodful Thinking which, after gaining 28-million organic video views on Facebook Live, expanded into USA TODAY 10Best’s Food & Drink section. Programming included Friday Night Cookies, a weekly show where two cookie connoisseurs (Jonathan Palmisano and Kae Lani) explored the quirky and sometimes dramatic backstories of the world’s favorite desserts.
Kae Lani's motto: Life is too short to live anything but deliciously.
In addition to editorial commentary, podcasts and television broadcasts, Kae Lani is available for guest lecturers, workshops and conferences.
Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @KaeLaniSays.
Email her at kaelani.kennedy (@) gmail (dot) com.