Kristin Vukovic

Travel + Leisure: Pride of Place

September 21st, 2023

Thrilled to be a featured contributor in the September issue of Travel + Leisure (my birthday month!) What a great present to see my article on Zagreb’s fine-dining scene in print.

“My stomach wasn’t big enough for the gorgeous parade of courses at Noel restaurant, which seemed to keep coming and coming!” says Vuković, who wrote about the fine-dining scene in Zagreb, Croatia, for this issue. Her novel, The Cheesemaker’s Daughter, is set to be published in 2024.

Read the story here:

Travel + Leisure, September 2023: “Pride of Place”

Coastal Living Magazine: Hamptons

July 29th, 2023

Cover reveal: I wrote the cover story for Coastal Living’s summer 2023 issue! Get the insider’s guide to the Hamptons…on newsstands now!

BBC Travel: Maneštra: a hearty bean-based soup

June 12th, 2023

Your new answer to comfort food (*plus a recipe):

Maneštra: a hearty bean-based soup


June 5th, 2023

I am so incredibly thrilled that my novel, THE CHEESEMAKER’S DAUGHTER, recently sold to Regalo Press! It’s forthcoming in August 2024. A dream come true!

Named a “40 Under 40” honoree by the National Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation, Columbia University MFA graduate Kristin Vukovic’s THE CHEESEMAKER’S DAUGHTER: A NOVEL, about a 34-year-old New Yorker and Yugoslav refugee who, after being summoned back to her beautiful Croatian island to save her father’s struggling cheese factory, must confront her rocky past and heal herself in the wake of a fracturing marriage–a moving tale of cultural identity and resilience, pitched for fans of Allison Larkin’s THE PEOPLE WE KEEP, to Adriana Senior at Regalo Press, for publication in August 2024, by Alicia Brooks at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency (world English).

Many thanks to my agent, Alicia Brooks, at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, who you can contact for press inquiries:

BBC Travel: Bánh Xèo: Vietnamese Vegan turmeric crepes

May 11th, 2023

Such a pleasure to interview the inimitable chef Thuy Pham, who serves up Vietnamese vegan street food at her restaurant, Mama Đút, in Portland, Oregon. Read the article here:

BBC Travel, May 10, 2023: “Bánh Xèo: Vietnamese Vegan turmeric crepes”

Hemispheres: Memories on the Adriatic

May 9th, 2023

This is one of my favorite travel features I’ve ever written–a personal story about my memories of Dubrovnik, for Hemispheres, United Airlines’ in-flight magazine. In this piece, I explore Dubrovnik with my husband and four-year-old daughter–and show her the places that are meaningful to us:

Memories on the Adriatic

Virtuoso: Distinctly Dalmatian

May 9th, 2023

I loved writing about Croatia’s Peljesac peninsula, and its vibrant wines (and gastronomy!) for Virtuoso, The Magazine. Read the article in the May/June 2023 print magazine below:

Virtuoso, The Magazine, May/June 2023: “Distinctly Dalmatian”:
Virtuoso, The Magazine

Robb Report: Croatia Is Luring Savvy Summer Travelers

April 18th, 2023

I always love writing about Croatia…here are some luxurious hidden gems to explore this summer:

Croatia Is Luring Savvy Summer Travelers: 5 Boutique Hotels That Let You Explore the Country’s Gorgeous Coast

BBC Travel World’s Table: Swediopian

February 10th, 2023

It was such a treat to interview celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and learn about how his Swedish and Ethiopian heritage shaped his culinary path. Read the article below!

BBC Travel, World’s Table, February 10, 2023: Berbere-cured salmon with mustard seed and buckthorn

AFAR: From Sunrise to Sunset With the “Noma” of Vegan Restaurants

October 28th, 2022

I went foraging on the outskirts of Copenhagen with the founder of the ”Noma” of vegan fine dining restaurants, who was trained by Noma’s former head forager—and learned about sustainability and saving the planet.

Read the full piece below:

AFAR, October 27, 2022: “From Sunrise to Sunset With the ‘Noma’ of Vegan Restaurants”