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.
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.