Christine Gallary

Food Editor-at-Large

San Francisco, CA

Christine graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, and she has worked at Cook's Illustrated and She lives in San Francisco and loves teaching cooking classes. Follow her latest culinary escapades on Instagram.
The One Ingredient That Makes Rice 100x Better
When I went away to college, I didn’t live in the dorms and had to fend for myself for food. As I started cooking for myself, rice was one of the first things I made in my postage-stamp-sized kitchen. I didn’t have the time, skills, or financial means to make myself the elaborate Chinese meals my grandmother spoiled me with, but I still craved Chinese food.
Mar 24, 2024
My Kid Drinks Out of a Wine Glass and Yours Should, Too
Retire the kitchen kid drawer once and for all.
Mar 13, 2024
8 Small Ways to Make Roasted Vegetables Taste Even Better
Tiny upgrades, big results.
Nov 27, 2023
The One Ingredient That Makes Rice 100x Better
Just cook it right with the rice.
Nov 10, 2023
Creamy Zucchini Fettuccine Is So Good, You’ll Want to Make It Every Night of Summer
It's basically a summer fettuccine Alfredo, lightened up with lemon zest and basil.
Jul 5, 2023
I Tried the Crispy Roasted Potatoes Recipe That Crashed Ina Garten’s Website
They're so crispy-crunchy, they practically taste deep-fried. But are they worth the trouble?
May 11, 2023
This Creamy, Slow Cooker French Mustard Chicken Is a Flavor Powerhouse
The result is tender, saucy chicken ready to be with some good bread you can drag through the last drops of sauce on your plate.
Feb 6, 2023
These Sweet Potato Waffles Are the Perfect Cozy Family Breakfast
They're packed with warming spices and just a touch of brown sugar.
Jan 28, 2023
8 Small Ways to Make Roasted Vegetables Taste Even Better
Tiny upgrades, big results.
Jan 23, 2023
Extra-Cheesy Broccoli Is Exactly What It Sounds Like, But Even Better
It's like mac and cheese, but with broccoli.
Jan 20, 2023
How To Make the Absolute Best Instant Pot Beef Stew
The Instant Pot makes beef stew weeknight-friendly.
Jan 6, 2023
These Easy Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins Are the Perfect Grab-And-Go School Day Breakfast
They taste like a bowl of freshly cooked oatmeal loaded with blueberries and brown sugar.
Oct 18, 2022
This Insane S’mores Recipe Is About to Go Viral
It's basically all the best salty-sweet ingredients in one amazing grilled treat.
Jun 10, 2022
This Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup Is A Comfort Food Essential
I almost always have some frozen and ready to go when I'm craving a spicy, comforting bowl of soup.
Mar 27, 2022
The Grown-Up Cheeseburger Casserole That Kids Also Can’t Get Enough Of
A one-pot wonder that channels all the Hamburger Helper vibes.
Mar 3, 2022
This Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread Will Be Perfect for Christmas Breakfast
It's perfect with a mug of hot tea.
Dec 24, 2021
Crispy Cast Iron Tortilla Pizza is the Ideal Weeknight Meal
Lickety-split pizza, thanks to a tortilla.
Nov 29, 2021
Ridiculously Good, Crispy Chicken Wings You Need to Make This Weekend
This food icon's first cookbook recipe did *not* disappoint.
Nov 3, 2021
This Juicy, Cheesy Burger that Reminds Me of a Diner Classic
It's a simple — but ingenious — twist on a cheeseburger.
Sep 10, 2021
The Best Travel Snack for Kids Is Cereal. Here’s Why.
Packing for a trip with my daughter means a suitcase that’s equal parts clothes, entertainment, and food. The food part is oh-so-necessary to keep little (and big) tummies full and blood sugar levels steady. We bring stuff from home so that we don’t succumb to the expensive snack kiosks at the airport.
Aug 3, 2021
Easy One-Pot Mac and Cheese (with an Upgrade Parents Will Love Too!)
When I was growing up, eating out usually meant going to an Asian restaurant or an American fast food joint. Our very rare visits to sit-down, non-Asian restaurant were big deals, and we mostly went to chain restaurants. One favorite was the Macaroni Grill, and I always ordered the exact same dish: salmon with a side of sun-dried tomato orzo pasta. I ordered it not because I loved the salmon, but because that orzo was just so delicious.
Apr 5, 2021
I’m Teaching My Daughter About Her Heritage Through Our Modern Chinese New Year Celebration
Lunar New Year falls this year on Friday, February 12, and to celebrate it we are reprinting this piece from our sister site Kitchn. I (Faith) love this intimate (and pre-pandemic) story by Christine Gallary about her family’s past and present traditions and the ways in which she is making sure her daughter learns them too. My paternal grandmother was the lioness in our family.
Feb 11, 2021