About Ana Schwartzman

Ana Schwartzman is a freelance writer who contributes features, essays, and profiles to food, travel, and literary publications. Some of her best stories and recipes have come from accosting strangers at the market, pointing in their baskets and asking, “How’re you going to prepare that?” Ana is the first recipient of the Leite’s Culinaria Scholarship for Narrative Food Writing to the Symposium for Professional Food Writers at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV.

A white bowl filled with alfajores, and one halved one in front of the bowl with a bowl of dulce de leche beside

Alfajores: The Family Cookie

Alfajores are a family staple in Ana Schwartzman’s home. No wonder: alfajores are shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and covered in chocolate.