Growing up in a family of chowhounds and cooks, I've always loved to cook and eat, and for the past four years, New York City has been my epicurean playground. I've worked as a short order cook, a food writer for my university newspaper, and in addition to Fine Cooking I've also interned at Eater New York and Food Network Magazine. My hands-down best interning experience, though, has been here, where I've kept coming back since summer 2008. Now, since graduating from NYU in May, I'm FC's newest editorial assistant, and no dessert in the Test Kitchen is safe.
Lately, I've been seeing a whole lot of saffron in sweet recipes--a trend that's difficult to be mad AT, and all too easy to be mad ABOUT.
Tokyo Terrace gives me an entirely new reason to be excited for the most wonderful time of the year.
First it was the Pop-Tart, but what's the latest in trendspotting? Strawberry Shortcake.
Cathy Erway at Not Eating Out In New York proves that when you're armed with a few simple strategies, a produce-centered diet is quite easy (and delicious).
The traditional Easter breakfast baked good crosses the line into dessert on Raspberri Cupcakes.
The classic meaty pub bite is reinvented in the latest post from Mess in the Kitchen.
Dan at The Food in my Beard gives simple rice and beans a playful makeover.
I miss summer fruit. Peaches, berries, apricots, cherries...it seems like noshing on any of these in their perfect, in-season form is forever and a day away, and that makes me feel a bit desperate...
One Hundred Eggs puts her personal chef spin on a classic (wasteful!) canape.
I have a confession: I really love good vegan food. And I'm not talking about seitan and scary fake meats; I'm talking about rich vegetable curries, cashew cream, chocolate-avocado mousse, flavorful...
Want to bring your own Funfetti to the baking party? Ashley at Not Without Salt can show you how.
Heather at Girlichef marries my favorite rainy day comfort food with an iconic Italian soup.
Jessica at How Sweet It Is makes a gourmet version of a familiar favorite.
Time to light a fire under this relentless winter, with warm-weather inspiration from Down Under.
Nicole Weston of Baking Bites dishes up a breakfast pastry rendition of a Girl Scout cookie.
Susan at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy cooks up some adorable, surprising cupcakes.
Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes.com takes everyday 1-bowl chocolate cupcakes and sets them ablaze.
One of my favorite bloggers brings a new grain to the breakfast table.
The latest post from The Food In My Beard features "Meatball Wellington," Stromboli's prettier little sister, if you will.
Ivory Hut takes the chocolate chip cookie to a whole new level.
Julia of Melanger makes Cucidati Macarons in her 12 Days of Macarons challenge
The ladies at Crunch Time Food tantalize this winter squash fanatic with a risotto.
While November's most iconic food is turkey, my heart belongs to another option, starting November 17th. The British Larder's latest (delicious) post leads me to believe that I'm not alone.
CakeSpy takes readers on a 13+ mile, pastry-driven trek down New York City's most iconic avenue.
The Food Librarian bakes up endless variations of extraordinary bundt cakes.
Bree, of BakedBree.com, gives some helpful tips on hosting a holiday cookie swap.
The authors of Lottie + Doof transform my favorite fall fruit, the Concord grape, with a simple sorbet recipe.
Ever wonder what your favorite restaurant kitchen looks like? New York Kitchen captures the scene (even if it's a bit pristine) in New York City restaurants.
Eating From the Ground Up brings Jell-O into the 21st century with a refreshing, wholesome makeover.
Is it just my imagination, or have Pop-Tarts made a comeback?
Playing House Blog answers a question I've kept to myself for far too long: do watermelon jolly ranchers honestly represent the flavor of watermelon?
The latest post from Brown Eyed Baker takes me back to a delicious morning memory from college.
These blog posts feature cupcake-esque foods that I actually want to eat!
Chef Stephen Gibbs at The Hands On Gourmet shows us that the possibilities are endless when it comes to smoking foods on the grill.
Ever had overnight oats? You should. Get inspired by these bloggers.
What's your favorite chocolate flavor pairing? A Baking Life highlights a very underrated one that happens to be my favorite.
Picky Palate proves that there's more to a muffin top pan than...well, muffin tops.
My favorite college warm-weather party draw (the vodkamelon) goes gourmet!
The blog title may be funny, but Krysta from Evil Chef Mom is serious about doing something delicious with the humble squash.
Homesick Texan shows me lavender's sweet side.
Mindful eating can be gorgeous and gourmet.
The Waffleizer answers the question: "will it waffle?"
Feasting on Art illustrates that Oscar Wilde may have been on to something when he said that life often imitates art more than art imitates life...
Our Life In The Kitchen cooks pasta without having to boil any water.
A blog that may or may not have convinced me to go to NYU.