Brooke Burton

Brooke Burton is a Los Angeles-based food writer, restaurant professional, and author of

Prior to the Federal Trade Commission's ruling on the legality of corporate influence on bloggers, Burton and her writing partner, Leah Greenstein of Spicy Salty Sweet, crafted a five-point manifesto on their joint website: Food Blog Code of Ethics. Over night, their online manifesto gained worldwide attention in the media (Columbia Journalism Review, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Guardian UK) and within the food blogging community for their call to action for food bloggers to think about honesty, integrity, transparency and accountability before publishing reviews of restaurants or sponsored products.

Burton currently works as the Chief Service Officer of a Los Angeles-based Asian restaurant group and freelance writer for numerous publications including LA Weekly's award winning food blog, Squid Ink and Edible Los Angeles.