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Marilinda Hodgdon is a New York-based food stylist and chef. She has freelanced for the top food corporations, ad agencies, TV production companies, and photographers all over the world since 1978. Her work can be seen in just about every ad medium known to man & woman.

Marilinda grew up in an Italian family with a strong focus on organically grown homemade foods. By 16 years of age, Marilinda was already the Head Cook at Mamma Mia's, an Italian Restaurant in Ocean City, NJ where she spent her summers and weekends during the school year. After earning her BFA in Ceramic and Metal Sculpture she did her graduate work at California State University and taught ceramic sculpture at night. She studied Art in Tuscany and experienced the culinary delights of her Italian origins first hand. Marilinda then serendiptously stumbled into owning and operating her own home renovation company in Los Angeles. It was while she was renovating a house that her eye for detail and dexterity caught the eye of the owner, Justine Frank, a veteran food stylist who asked Marilinda to become her assistant.

Marilinda has been filmed for the Food Network shows "Chef at Large" and "TV's Greatest Food Moments" as well as the Discovery Channel program "Daily Planet". She was featured on Fox New's Good Day America for both her food styling and her insect jewelry, and has also been featured on ABC News, and the Huffington Post with a Food News column. She has lectured on food styling at the Learning Annex in New York City and shares her knowledge and experiences with blog-readers, food-lovers, home cooks and aspiring food stylists on her blog, Marilinda's Food. She is currently developing Red Fife wheat & Pea Flour recipes for Churchill Global International, and is a contributor to the new Thrive Global, providing Food for Thought, Life and Style.

You can follow her on Instagram @marilindafoodstylist