Emily Monaco

Emily Monaco is a born-and-raised New Yorker based in Paris. After pursuing a Master's degree in 19th century French literature at the Sorbonne — and many years of trying — she has come to the conclusion that she will likely never be French. 

She has since devoted herself full-time to writing about food, drink and culture shock for various publications and on her blog, Tomato Kumato. She also offers guided tours of Paris, food, wine, and literary haunts, with a particular penchant for all things Victor Hugo.