Layla Schlack, CT, US
I'm the associate editor at Fine Cooking. Prior to joining Fine Cooking, I lived in Brooklyn, where I was an editor at Hemispheres and a freelance food writer. I'm constantly experimenting with interesting-looking ingredients,and it's not uncommon to find me in the kitchen all weekend making meals for the week. If I'm caught short without anything in the freezer, my go to is pasta with veggies and a poached egg.
This was a light tasting week, but we kept busy with cooking competitions and Alaska salmon.
This week, FC editors were scattered all over. Jen made everyone jealous with her tour of Europe, and Layla took in the local flavor on the Rhode Island coast.
This week was a little cheesy, plus business as usual with recipe testing and photo shoots.
No April fools for us this week! Just sunshine as we tested recipes on the grill and shot stories for our August/September issue.
This week, was full of events. We hung out with Sara Jenkins at Porsena in Manhattan an made our way to Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Oh, and we also finished shipping our June/July issue.
Spring has sprung, and despite snow on the way, we tried to embrace is with ice cream and festive St. Paddy's Day colors.
Kathy and Erin were in Charleston over the weekend, for the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. Plenty of people crowded around for a demo by chef Anthony Lamas of local Southern-Latin restaurant...
This week was all about August/September recipes—think peaches, tomatoes, corn, oh my! It makes the wait for all the snow to melt a little easier.
Phew, we're almost done photographing our June/July issue! This week, we kept on shooting and had a visitor come in and clink glasses.
This was a short week, so the test kitchen was swamped trying to catch up with recipe testing.
Love was in the air in the test kitchen this week. Or was that cake?
This week was jam-packed with photo shoots and snowstorms. Luckily we had more pizza to get us through it all (nope, still not sick of it).
This was a short week due to snow, but the days we were here were all about pizza!
We tested a lot of pizza this week, so much that Juli’s stone cracked, and we finished up our April/May issue.
We were mostly hunched over our desks editing stories this week, but we managed to catch Juli at her new hobby: smoking (but don't worry, just meat)!
We're back! We kicked off 2015 with photo shoots on both coasts, plus a little bit of heat.
During our last Week in the Life of 2014, the FC crew got cut-throat during a gift swap, plus we squeezed in a final photo shoot. We’ll see you all next year!
The weather outside was frightful, but the recipe-testing was so delightful this week. Plus, plenty of sweet treats for snacking.
While most of us were taking a post-Thanksgiving break from pie-making, Juli pressed on, plus brulee-torching and pesto-making.
Juli and Julia had a dance party in the kitchen, Jen and Joanne initiate purple-top Tuesdays, and Pam goes with the grain.
This week, Julia flexed her mussels, Joanne and Theresa went to Brooklyn, and the recipe testing marched on.
We all suffered through tasting different chocolate-hazelnut spreads, Joanne built up her modeling portfolio during a shoot for the Test Kitchen department, plus a dog in goggles!
It was a chilly week here at Fine Cooking HQ, so we embraced it, testing and shooting recipes for hearty greens and roasted root vegetables—plus a little bit of carby comfort food.
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This week, a visit to Maine for some lobster-eating fun, plus the December/January issue came in and made us all drool anew, and we got a little arty with our recipe testing.
We had a quiet week of testing recipes and shooting stories, complete with meatballs that made Juli do a happy dance and a banana left hanging.
This week was busy with lots of recipe testing, which meant big (and delicious!) tastings, plus a cover shoot and an abundance of fall fruits and veggies.
This week was bittersweet as we said farewell to Denise, who’s moving to Denver, and squeezed in our last outdoor shoot of the season, which was a family affair.
This week, we took a last look at our December/January issue before shipping it off, got organized, and ate a whole lot of shellfish.
This week in the kitchen, we had fun with lobsters, rolled some gnocchi, and got some very decorative vegetables.
This week, we get ready for the holidays, eat lots of sweets, and savor stone fruits while can.
It was a short week, but we managed to squeeze in some pasta-making and a trip to a peach orchard.
This week was all about photo shoots. Denise and Alison went to New Orleans, and Julia made her modeling debut.
I'm a ramen fanatic, and so I was curious about Ivan Orkin's rise to ramen-legend.
Swedish wunderkind Magnus Nilsson's Fäviken, named for his restaurant in remote northern Sweden, is more poetry book than practical cookbook.
Eat your greens by making them crisp and crunchy.