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FCLayla_Schlack

Layla Schlack, CT, US

associate editor

FCLayla_Schlack

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.

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Week of April 27, 2015

Week of April 27, 2015

This was a light tasting week, but we kept busy with cooking competitions and Alaska salmon.

Week of April 20, 2015

Week of April 20, 2015

Temperatures are warming up outside, but it's Thanksgiving in the test kitchen, with turkey, gravy, and most importantly pie (OK, fine, they're tarts).

Week of April 13, 2015

Week of April 13, 2015

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.

Week of April 6, 2015

Week of April 6, 2015

This week was a little cheesy, plus business as usual with recipe testing and photo shoots.

Week of March 30, 2014

Week of March 30, 2014

No April fools for us this week! Just sunshine as we tested recipes on the grill and shot stories for our August/September issue.

Week of March 23, 2015

Week of March 23, 2015

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.

Week of March 16, 2015

Week of March 16, 2015

Spring has sprung, and despite snow on the way, we tried to embrace is with ice cream and festive St. Paddy's Day colors.

Week of March 9, 2015

Week of March 9, 2015

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...

Week of March 2, 2015

Week of March 2, 2015

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.

Week of February 23, 2015

Week of February 23, 2015

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.

Week of February 17, 2015

Week of February 17, 2015

This was a short week, so the test kitchen was swamped trying to catch up with recipe testing.

Week of February 9, 2014

Week of February 9, 2014

Love was in the air in the test kitchen this week. Or was that cake?

Week of February 2, 2015

Week of February 2, 2015

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).

Week of January 26, 2015

Week of January 26, 2015

This was a short week due to snow, but the days we were here were all about pizza!

Week of January 19, 2015

Week of January 19, 2015

We tested a lot of pizza this week, so much that Juli’s stone cracked, and we finished up our April/May issue.

Week of January 12, 2015

Week of January 12, 2015

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)!

Week of January 5, 2015

Week of January 5, 2015

We're back! We kicked off 2015 with photo shoots on both coasts, plus a little bit of heat.

Week of December 15, 2014

Week of December 15, 2014

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!

Week of December 8, 2014

Week of December 8, 2014

The weather outside was frightful, but the recipe-testing was so delightful this week. Plus, plenty of sweet treats for snacking.

Week of December 1, 2014

Week of December 1, 2014

While most of us were taking a post-Thanksgiving break from pie-making, Juli pressed on, plus brulee-torching and pesto-making.

Week of November 17, 2014

Week of November 17, 2014

Juli and Julia had a dance party in the kitchen, Jen and Joanne initiate purple-top Tuesdays, and Pam goes with the grain.

Week of November 10, 2014

Week of November 10, 2014

This week, Julia flexed her mussels, Joanne and Theresa went to Brooklyn, and the recipe testing marched on.

Week of November 3, 2014

Week of November 3, 2014

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!

Week of October 27, 2014

Week of October 27, 2014

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.

Sunday Suppers: Recipes + Gatherings

Sunday Suppers: Recipes + Gatherings

Get inspired to cook for friends

Week of October 20, 2014

Week of October 20, 2014

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.

Week of October 13, 2014

Week of October 13, 2014

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.

Week of October 6, 2014

Week of October 6, 2014

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.

Week of September 29, 2014

Week of September 29, 2014

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.

Week of September 22, 2014

Week of September 22, 2014

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.

Week of September 15, 2014

Week of September 15, 2014

This week in the kitchen, we had fun with lobsters, rolled some gnocchi, and got some very decorative vegetables.

Week of September 8, 2014

Week of September 8, 2014

This week, we get ready for the holidays, eat lots of sweets, and savor stone fruits while can.

Week of September 2, 2014

Week of September 2, 2014

It was a short week, but we managed to squeeze in some pasta-making and a trip to a peach orchard.

Week of August 25, 2014

Week of August 25, 2014

This week was all about photo shoots. Denise and Alison went to New Orleans, and Julia made her modeling debut.

Ivan Ramen

Ivan Ramen

I'm a ramen fanatic, and so I was curious about Ivan Orkin's rise to ramen-legend.

Faviken

Faviken

Swedish wunderkind Magnus Nilsson's Fäviken, named for his restaurant in remote northern Sweden, is more poetry book than practical cookbook.

Swiss Chard Chips

Swiss Chard Chips

Eat your greens by making them crisp and crunchy.

Week of April 20, 2015

Week of April 20, 2015

Temperatures are warming up outside, but it's Thanksgiving in the test kitchen, with turkey, gravy, and most importantly pie (OK, fine, they're tarts).

Week of April 20, 2015

Week of April 20, 2015

Temperatures are warming up outside, but it's Thanksgiving in the test kitchen, with turkey, gravy, and most importantly pie (OK, fine, they're tarts).

Week of April 20, 2015

Week of April 20, 2015

Temperatures are warming up outside, but it's Thanksgiving in the test kitchen, with turkey, gravy, and most importantly pie (OK, fine, they're tarts).

Week of April 20, 2015

Week of April 20, 2015

Temperatures are warming up outside, but it's Thanksgiving in the test kitchen, with turkey, gravy, and most importantly pie (OK, fine, they're tarts).

Week of April 20, 2015

Week of April 20, 2015

Temperatures are warming up outside, but it's Thanksgiving in the test kitchen, with turkey, gravy, and most importantly pie (OK, fine, they're tarts).

Week of April 20, 2015

Week of April 20, 2015

Temperatures are warming up outside, but it's Thanksgiving in the test kitchen, with turkey, gravy, and most importantly pie (OK, fine, they're tarts).