From starving orphan to national food writer and culinary judge, Malika Bowling - Marietta Stories Podcast!
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From starving orphan to national food writer and culinary judge, Malika Bowling

From starving orphan to national food writer and culinary judge, Malika Bowling

Malika Bowling came into this world with barely a fighting chance. She was put up for adoption at an orphanage in India and her survival rate was slim. Thank goodness she was adopted by two loving people who practically smuggled her out of the country to nurse her back to health in America.
She grew up in East Cobb and graduated from Pope High School. Malika went on to become a food and travel writer, authoring several books, most recently Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Marketing and Breweries. She discussed her journey to getting to where she is today (it’s never a straight path) and how grateful she is to have grown up in the United States. Plus, she mentions cooking and her favorite new kitchen tool, and what she loves to cook in it.

Malika Bowling is a freelance food and travel writer based in Atlanta and Editor at She’s the author of Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and Food Blogging 101. She has been featured on HGTV and The Huffington Post and has been a contributing writer to USA Today. Malika has also served as a judge at various culinary competitions and food festivals.

  • Tania Murray
    Posted at 16:23h, 07 April

    What a worthy person to feature! The definition of persistence, ambition, and humility all rolled up in one amazing person. Congratulations Malika!

      Posted at 16:57h, 07 April


    • Malika Bowling
      Posted at 21:56h, 21 April

      Thank you, Tania! You are so sweet!

  • Mary Ann Hill
    Posted at 00:11h, 08 April

    What a wonderful story about a beautiful and talented lady. I am so happy to be related to you.

    • Malika Bowling
      Posted at 21:54h, 21 April

      Aww…thank you Aunt Mary Ann!

  • Winona Rogers
    Posted at 12:46h, 17 April

    What a great story, Malika. You are truly a genuine person and I am so thankful to have met you three years ago.

    • Malika Bowling
      Posted at 21:55h, 21 April

      I’m so thrilled we met too, Winona! You’ve been a terrific friend!