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I am the author of Modern Potlucka food writer, and a recipe developer with a decade of experience in the food world. 

As a staff editor at Food & Wine magazine for eight years, I covered everything from chefs to trends to wine to design to kitchen tools to artisans to travel and more. Despite my varied work, I was the go-to editor for all things related to healthy eating and wine pairing, two specialities that I think showcase my food philosophy nicely: Eat healthfully, indulge sometimes and enjoy it always.

Using my training as a journalist, a former wine sales woman and a cook (I have a diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education), I wrote and edited features and recipes in collaboration with chefs from all over the world. On behalf of the magazine, I traveled the US in search of new and exciting restaurants and talent for stories and the annual Food & Wine Best New Chefs feature. I also led seminars at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen about wine. I have appeared in TV segments on New York 1 and CBS Morning and have taught the Food Writing class for MediaBistro.com. Being a food editor at F&W was my absolute dream job, but eventually, I needed more time for my lip balm business, Stewart & Claire, and little girl, both of which are rapidly growing. 

I am now a freelance food and wine writer based in New Hope, PA. My first cookbook, Modern Potluck, was published by Clarkson Potter in summer 2016. I have worked with many other cookbook authors on recipe testing, development, and project management projects. I regularly contribute to publications, such as Prevention, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Women's Health and Cherry Bombe magazines. For fun, I keep a journal over at Eat Better Drink Better. I am available for writing, editing, recipe development, recipe testing, and other content production. Email me at kristincdonnelly [at] gmail.com.