Hannah Agran

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Hannah has worked at magazines for nearly two decades, most recently as executive editor of Midwest Living, where she oversees about food, travel, home, garden and culture. An award-winning writer and editor, she helms all of the magazine's food and recipe content and has collaborated with dozens of chefs and cookbook authors. She has also served as the magazine's deputy editor, senior food editor, and assistant travel editor. Since 2002, she has written, produced, and edited hundreds of stories for print and digital magazines.
Additionally, she develops original recipes for Midwest Living and other brands, such as Better Homes & Gardens. Her culinary passions are vegetable-forward cooking and baking and exploring flavors from around the globe. A lifelong traveler and avid home cook, Hannah has translated those passions into an award-winning career. She has written about foraging for ramps and tapping maple trees with James Beard-recognized chefs, baking challah in rural Minnesota, trekking to a secret diner in northern Wisconsin, making vodka from grapes in Michigan, and searching for shipwrecks in Lake Huron.
Hannah graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in American studies and minors in journalism, Spanish and art history. She held internships at Cincinnati Magazine and The Atlantic. She has also completed a University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival workshop.

About Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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