During my time as an associate research editor at Bon Appetit, I learned to read recipes, keep up-to-date on culinary trends, and that butter makes everything taste better. I received a cooking certificate from The New School of Cooking in Culver City in 2007. For nearly a decade, I was the food editor for AAA's Westways magazine, covering the food and restaurant scene in Southern California. Since then, I've written for TheKitchn.com, Rachael Ray In Season, and Mensjournal.com.
6 Methods for Making Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thighs
Achieving juicy, flavorful meat was relatively easy — the bone-in cut is one of the most forgiving in terms of cook times. But achieving crispy skin proved to be more of a challenge, until I was asked to test out six methods of baking chicken thighs to find out which would result in the juiciest meat and the crispiest skin.
6 Methods for Storing Mushrooms
Fresh mushrooms can be pricey, and their shelf life is short. Having to toss a whole package of slimy mushrooms is not only a waste of food, but also a waste of money. So in an effort to discover the best way to prolong their shelf life, I tested six different ways of storing them.
Meet the Creator of the Outdoor Wok with a Six-Month Wait List
Four times more powerful than a traditional indoor stove, the PowerFlamer is perfect for achieving restaurant-style Chinese dishes in your backyard
Finding My Way Home Through Ketchup Pasta
How this simple dish of ketchup, hotdogs, and pasta will comfort me in a strange new place I call home.
Singapore’s iconic, but endangered, street food now has UNESCO status
The city-state’s vibrant hawker centers serve up Malay noodles, Indian curry puffs, and a feast of cultural history.
RACHAEL RAY IN SEASON
How to DIY Ice Wreaths for Holiday Punch Bowls
Pretty up your punch bowl with a festive DIY ice wreath. Here's how.
RACHAEL RAY IN SEASON
The Best Vanilla Ice Cream for Pie
We got pie-eyed on vanilla ice creams to find ones that are worthy of your Thanksgiving table.
The Best Rooftop Bars in the U.S.
From a rooftop bar above a legendary music theater to one located in an ’80s World’s Fair symbol, here are nine neighborhood bars you should belly up to on your next night out.