Alex Witchel worked at the New York Times from 1990 to 2014 as a reporter and columnist in the culture and style departments. She originated the “Feed Me” column in the Dining Section and was a staff writer for the Sunday magazine. Other publications she has written for include Vanity Fair, New York, Vogue, Elle, Town & Country, Gourmet and Saveur. Alex is the author of four books, most recently, All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia. With Refreshments.