Maria Russo is a senior digital editor at Food Network. She covers top-tier show and talent packages across Food Network's social media platforms and on elaineandruss.com. Maria grew up in a tight-knit Italian family in Michigan, where food was the focus of most conversations and it wasn't unusual to get into heated debates over noodle shapes. Maria graduated from Barnard College in 2012 and currently lives in New York City. She likes her pasta cheesy, her eggs runny and her oysters briny.