Kristine Kidd worked as the food editor of Bon Appétit magazine for 20 years. She was responsible for filling its pages with delicious, modern recipes and was the resident food trends expert. She collaborated with many celebrity chefs such as José Andrés, Thomas Keller, Suzanne Goin, Wolfgang Puck, and Gordon Ramsay, and numerous notable food writers like Nigella Lawson, Joyce Goldstein, Giada De Laurentiis, and Bruce Aidells, helping them shape stories for the magazine. The dishes she created were often on the cover, and her feature stories were so popular, the recipes are republished in the Bon Appétit cookbooks.
Kristine speaks regularly at top-tier food conferences, including those put on by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Food Writers’ Symposium. She has been a guest on many radio shows and has appeared on TV food shows, including The Next Food Network Star, Home Cooking with Amy Coleman, The Home Show, and The Main Ingredient.
She loves to create delicious recipes. Kristine has written five cookbooks for Williams-Sonoma and Time-Life Inc: Cookies and Biscotti, Gifts from the Kitchen, Risotto, Thanksgiving, and After Dinner. She had the distinguished honor of representing Chuck Williams as a spokesperson for his pride and joy, Cooking at Home, that was published in November of 2010 (Weldon Owen). Her newest book, Williams-Sonoma Weeknight Gluten-Free will be released in April 2013 and her book, Weeknight Fresh & Fast was released in 2011 as has been a perennial bestseller at Williams-Sonoma since it was published. She has also judged cookbooks for the Julia Child Cookbook Awards. She enjoys sharing her knowledge about food writing with new writers and has been a guest teacher at UCLA and the Art Institute of California.
Kristine recently launched her blog, kristinekidd.com, with the aim of inspiring people to cook simple fresh food.