About

Angela

Writer. Foodie. Yogini.

Angela Derecas Taylor is a native New Yorker hailing from 1960’s Greenwich Village, where she was raised in a family of restaurateurs. She had a 20-year career as chef, caterer and event planner, first on luxury charter yachts and then in luxury resorts and historic hotels, including the Waldorf-Astoria. Currently, Angela works in the mayor’s office of a Westchester County municipality, a mid-life career change prompted by marriage and the birth of her two sons. She is also a certified Yoga instructor.

Angela shares stories about all of the above. Her stories have been published in The Westchester Review, Breadcrumbs Magazine and Read650 anthologies. She has been a featured live storyteller with Generation Women, StoryBOOM!, Every Family’s Got One, and Writes & Bites. Angela has performed on The Moth MAIN-STAGE and been featured on The Moth Radio hour on NPR. She’s a member of the For the Love of Words storytellers, and the Under the Bridge writer’s group, and is the recipient of a Gurfein Fellowship Honorable Mention from the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute.  

Click on the “Stories” tab to see videos and hear stories. Click on the “Yoga” tab to find upcoming Yoga classes and workshops in Westchester and on City Island. Click on the “Food” tab to find recipes, including the lasagne that was served in Angelina’s and La Marionetta, Angela’s grandmother’s restaurants.