Ananda Eidelstein

Ananda is a vegetable-forward recipe developer and food writer. Most recently, she was the senior food editor at Real Simple magazine. She has also worked in the test kitchens of Rachael Ray Every Day, Martha Stewart Living, and Saveur magazines. Ananda professionally trained at The French Culinary Institute in New York City. She currently lives in London.
Tequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks) Are Crispy, Cheesy Perfection
When I was growing up in Caracas, I didn’t have a single birthday without a tray of this irresistible pasapalo, aka tasty snack. 
Sep 16, 2022
Eggplant Parm Pesto Is the Easy Weeknight Dinner Win You Need
It’s so good, it’s hard not to eat it right off a spoon.
Sep 7, 2022
Cheesy Corn Garlic Bread Is the Summer Upgrade You Need
It's everything we want to eat right now.
Jul 14, 2022
Berry Shortcake Trifle Is Two Desserts in One
Bring it to your next cookout and watch it disappear.
Jul 2, 2022
10 Bloggers Share Their Favorite Budget-Friendly Meal
When it comes to saving money, it's easy to think that everyone is doing something you're not. Wanna snoop a bit? We asked bloggers to share their favorite inexpensive meals.
Jan 11, 2018
10 Ways to Use Alexa in Your Kitchen
It’d sure be nice if you could just say, “Alexa, do all the things for me,” right? While she can’t go to work for you or peel a bag of potatoes, Alexa can lend a helping hand with mostly everything in the home — especially in the kitchen. Here are 10 surprising ways you can put an Alexa-enabled device to work when your hands are deep in a homemade dough, or you’re chopping away for Sunday sauce. What does music have to do with kitchen tasks?
Nov 30, 2017
5 of Ina Garten’s Must-Have Baking Supplies
Ina Garten makes the best brownies. And the airiest pavlovas. And the most amazing sweets in general. Seriously, we’ll follow any dessert recipe she’s got. Which is why we really wanted to know what makes her list for must-have baking gear. If you’re an Ina fan, then you know she doesn’t like to waste any time.
Oct 30, 2017
The 2 Things Joy the Baker Can’t Live Without
Walk into Joy Wilson’s (aka Joy the Baker) light-filled New Orleans kitchen and you’ll be struck by its beauty. Your eyes will wander from sleek marble surfaces to immaculately clean (and fingerprint-less!) appliances to one giant hunk of a cutting board. That cutting board will stand out — partially because the wood pops against everything else in the room, and also because it’s Joy’s most favorite thing ever.
Oct 27, 2017
Christina Tosi’s Favorite Secret Weapon When Baking
We all know and love Christina Tosi for bringing Cereal Milk ice cream, Compost Cookies, and Crack Pies into existence. And we can’t help but be in total awe of her. Seriously, how does she come up with this stuff? She has a brilliant mind, of course. She also has a handful of great products to help her while she’s tinkering. With baking season ahead of us, we were curious about what Christina keeps in her kitchen. One of her favorite tools really stood out to us.
Oct 20, 2017
Dorie Greenspan’s Favorite Baking Tool
Dorie Greenspan bakes in three different kitchens (in New York, Paris, and Connecticut). She has a stand mixer in each, but the five-quart KitchenAid stand mixer in her New York kitchen has a special place in her heart. Purchased almost 40 years ago, it was an incredible splurge at the time, Dorie says. At a few hundred bucks, it’s still a major expense for many of us these days, too. If you can swing it, though, Dorie calls it a very wise investment.
Oct 2, 2017
Tiny Fact: When Does Breakfast Become Brunch?
Picture the scene: You have eggs on your plate, your eyes are a bit on the heavy side, and you’re quite possibly recovering from the previous night. It’s happened to all of us. We just have one question for you (and it has nothing to do with why in the world you stayed up so late last night): What are you having? Breakfast or brunch? And when does one become the other? It’s time to clear this up.
Dec 9, 2016
The Best Booze for Spiking Your Starbucks Holiday Lattes
What’s the best way to get through the holiday season? By being merrily caffeinated, of course! Starbucks holiday lattes are the obvious place to start. And then you’ll need the booze! Keep reading to learn what to pair together. Then, get to your local coffee chain — because you don’t want to have to wait a whole year before these jolly drinks come back around. Top choice: Amaretto.
Dec 8, 2016
The 7 Elements of a Successful Cookie Plate
How hard can assembling a successful cookie platter really be? Aren’t you just putting cookies onto a plate and calling it a day? Well, there are more things to consider than you might think. Luckily, these tricks and tips will help you create the perfect, most stunning and well-thought-out cookie platter. And with the holidays right around the corner, there is no better time to learn and be inspired than now!
Dec 5, 2016
Why I Put Ice in My Soup
Wanna know a little secret? I often put ice in my soup. Gasp! Yes, you read that correctly. Hear me out. I have three very good reasons and I’ll bet my favorite knife that you’ll be able to relate. Now that I’m an adult, I can have whatever I want for dinner (wine and cheese, at times). I also don’t want to revert to my 7-year-old self and have to blow on my soup for what seems like an eternity. I just want to eat it!
Oct 24, 2016