Mary Beth Albright

Washington, D.C.

Host/Editor, Food Video

Education: Georgetown University Law Center, JD; The Johns Hopkins University, BA in history

Mary Beth Albright is a food expert with broad experience, from food attorney to finalist on Food Network Star, where she competed on Iron Chef America. Her passion for good food grew from her mentor, the legendary Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. After 15 years of working with Dr. Koop on health and food issues, and attending Georgetown Law School (graduating cum laude), Mary Beth advised on food systems and managed a White House initiative. She also worked at the D.Cc law firm of Williams & Connolly and Roll Call, the oldest Capitol Hill newspaper. As an undergraduate, Albright attended Th
Latest from Mary Beth Albright

    Your brain on wine, milkshakes and kale juice

    What does your brain look like on wine, milkshakes and kale juice?

    November 23, 2021

      Organic cannabis, and food-cannabis pairing dinners at Sonoma Hills Farm

      Mary Beth Albright travels to Sonoma Hills Farm for a cannabis-and-food pairing dinner as California works to differentiate its cannabis industry.

      November 18, 2021

      Can test kits of our bodies’ microbiome aid in our health? I tried one of them.

      The firms say the results from their kits can help you map your microbiome, improve disease symptoms and even lose weight. Some also sell vitamins and probiotics.

      October 30, 2021

        Testing your gut microbiome: Is it worth it?

        Many companies sell at-home gut microbiome test and reports that some of them say may help you lose weight, increase energy, and boost your immune system.

        October 30, 2021

          What is the gut microbiome?

          Gut microbiome research shows that the bacteria inside you may influence your weight, energy levels, even your choices.

          October 30, 2021

            Hanger is real

            Neuroscience shows AgRP “hangry” neurons produce negative feelings along with hunger, as double motivation to find food.

            May 27, 2021

            Cooking Q&A: What’s your favorite Passover recipe? And all your other cooking questions. (March 24 | 12 p.m.)

            Send in your questions to The Washington Post Food team, and we’ll help solve your cooking quandaries and share our latest recipes. We chat every Wednesday at noon ET.

            March 24, 2021

            Cooking Q&A: What spring vegetables are calling to you? And all your other cooking questions. (March 17 | 12 p.m.)

            Send in your questions to The Washington Post Food team, and we’ll help solve your cooking quandaries and share our latest recipes. We chat every Wednesday at noon ET.

            March 17, 2021

            Cooking Q&A: Why you should toss raisin in sweet and savory recipes, and more (March 10 | 12 p.m.)

            Send in your questions to The Washington Post Food team, and we’ll help solve your cooking quandaries and share our latest recipes. We chat every Wednesday at noon ET.

            March 10, 2021

            Free Range on Food: Why celery is the last vegetable on the shelf and all your other cooking questions (3/3)

            Send in your questions to The Washington Post Food team, and we’ll help solve your cooking quandaries and share our latest recipes. We chat every Wednesday at noon ET.

            March 3, 2021