Anna Goldfarb

Anna Goldfarb writes about relationships, careers and pop psychology. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Vice, The Cut, the Washington Post and more. She's the author of the humor memoir "Clearly, I Didn't Think This Through" and she lives in Philadelphia.
What Is a Continental Breakfast?
Chances are you’ve stayed at a hotel and had the opportunity to try out the continental breakfast at some point in your life. During your stay, however, you’ve probably spent some time wondering what exactly a continental breakfast is or what does it even mean for a breakfast to be “continental”?While it may depend on the hotel itself, in general a continental breakfast typically comes with a set list of expectations.
Oct 25, 2023
I Tried 6 Frozen Pumpkin Pies — The Overall Winner Could Totally Pass for Homemade
"This is classic pumpkin pie in its truest form."
Nov 16, 2021
9 Cocktails to Make When It’s Storming Out
Oh, August. With its temperamental days that alternate between wet blanket and just plain old wet, it may be the month of summer we love the least — or is it? Just because lightning’s flashing, thunder’s cracking, and rain is crashing down, that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. In fact, it may be the perfect excuse to stay inside, put up your feet, and mix up a cocktail.
Jun 20, 2021
The Best Frozen Pizzas You Can Buy at the Grocery Store
Taste Test
Two really stood out as clear winners!
May 25, 2021
The English Muffin Is Not English at All
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but English muffins did not originate in England.
Sep 26, 2019
I Tried 17 Talenti Gelato Flavors and Ranked Them
Can you guess the number-one choice?
Sep 12, 2019
8 IKEA Finds That Do Double Duty as Travel Essentials
These items may be designed for use in the kitchen, but they're actually pretty handy when you're on the road.
Sep 11, 2019
How I Staycation: New York City
“Staycation” may seem like a made-up word for people who don’t have the time or energy to plan an actual holiday, but hear us out: A vacation in your hometown doesn’t have to suck. In fact, it can be pretty wonderful. Consider: You save on airfare and transportation, you don’t have to worry about outsourcing care of pets or plants, and you can sleep in your own bed (if you want). Win-win-win! This month, we’re exploring how five different people staycation.
Sep 11, 2019
A Classic Crooner Playlist Inspired by Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Crank it up and imagine you're seated in a comfy leather booth, surrounded by mounds of roasted garlic mashed potatoes and slabs of seared T-bones, New York strips, and rib-eyes.
Sep 11, 2019
The Best Podcasts for Every Situation
Whether you're looking for something to enlighten you, amuse you, make you emotional, or just make you think, we've got the perfect podcast to suggest.
Sep 11, 2019
10 Fancy Crackers to Jazz Up Your Soup
Sometimes it's worth splurging on a truly exceptional cracker to bring the right crunch to your bowl.
Sep 11, 2019
6 Hostess Gifts to Bring to a Passover Seder
Whether you're a Passover pro or a total newbie, here are some thoughtful presents that will help the seder go more smoothly and meet the holiday's rigorous food standards.
Sep 11, 2019
The 11 Best Food-Related Costumes on Amazon
If you're looking to channel your favorite foods this Halloween, Amazon has your back.
Aug 8, 2019
7 Ways to Be a More Hospitable Host to Non-Drinkers
You’ve planned a wonderful party. You’ve picked out the right music (Daft Punk’s Pandora station), you’ve settled on the perfect bites to serve (finger foods all the way!), and handpicked the perfect cocktails to pour. But to really nail the shindig, it’d be wise to account for those who don’t plan on drinking.
Jun 8, 2019
8 Foods That Should Only Be Eaten Outside
Sometimes eating certain foods outdoors takes them from humdrum to “hot damn!” If you’ve ever had the thrill of cracking crabs on a picnic table or lapping up melting ice cream in the sun, you know the feeling. It just wouldn’t be the same experience if you were inside. So if you’re looking to enjoy these foods to the max, you must eat the following foods al fresco.
Jun 8, 2019
5 Excuses for Staying Inside When It’s Nice Out
If you’re anything like me, you have a little voice in your head that dishes out guilt trips when you stay indoors despite it being gorgeous out. Grab a baguette and go on a picnic, it says, even though you’re not particularly hungry and don’t feel like tracking down a two-foot-long bread product. You waited all winter for a day like this, the voice insists. Get some fresh air in your lungs, for crying out loud!
Jun 5, 2019
8 Red, White & Blue Snacks That Show Your Patriotism
If you’re looking to add some festive-colored food to your Olympic-watching get-together — or just want to get into the political season spirit — you don’t have to settle for a handful of mushy blueberries and strawberries tossed with whipped cream for a little red, white, and blue! As it turns out, patriotic-hued snacks are only a few clicks away. Here are eight of our favorite ways to pump up the patriotism while nibbling. 1. Americana Cookie Set, $32.
Jun 4, 2019
10 Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Pun-Lovers
The clock is ticking and you haven’t nailed down a solid costume idea yet. Don’t fret! Here are some clever and silly food-themed costume ideas you can execute in no time flat, using stuff you already have or can find with a quick trip to the market. Pretend like you’re in middle school again and profess your love for Hawaiian Punch with a simple grass skirt and boxing gloves. Please don’t punch people (too hard). Grab an old, empty box and some slips of paper.
Jun 3, 2019
A Surprisingly Awesome IKEA Find for Travelers
At Kitchn, we are big fans of IKEA. It is, after all, the inventor of the RÅSKOG utility cart. But the Swedish superstore is no one-trick pony! It delights and amazes outside the home as well. In fact, an $18 IKEA find is the best travel companion that’s ever hit the road with me. (No offense to past travel buddies!) It was love at first sight when I saw this FÖRENKLA shoulder bag hanging on the wall at IKEA. I adore the color, the functionality, and the smart design.
May 24, 2019
How I Staycation: Richmond
“Staycation” may seem like a made-up word for people who don’t have the time or energy to plan an actual holiday, but hear us out: A vacation in your hometown doesn’t have to suck. In fact, it can be pretty wonderful. Consider: You save on airfare and transportation, you don’t have to worry about outsourcing care of pets or plants, and you can sleep in your own bed (if you want). Win-win-win! This month, we’re exploring how five different people staycation.
May 24, 2019
These Are the 5 Must-Haves from IKEA’s Travel Collection
Swedish mega-store IKEA is more than a great place to snag cheap wine glasses and cube-shaped shelving — the stores also have an ever-changing travel section with some incredible deals on lightweight knapsacks, versatile shoulder bags, and sturdy luggage, to name a few. Most of the prices are steals, and they’re even cheaper if you’re an IKEA family member. (It’s free to join the program, so take advantage if you can.
May 24, 2019
The Rules of Tomato Throwing, According to La Tomatina Official Festival Regulations
Officially speaking, the annual La Tomatina Festival, which happens on the last Wednesday in August at the Plaza Del Pueblo in Buñol, Spain, is a celebration of the town’s patron saint, San Lius Bertrán, and the Virgin Mary. Unofficially, it’s an excuse to have a really big food fight. Over 40,000 people pack into the tiny Valencian town to hurl over 90,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other. The tomato throwing starts at 11 a.m.
May 24, 2019
Does Wearing Lederhosen Make Drinking Beer More Fun?
We looked to Instagram to find out.
May 24, 2019
Fireside Chats: 5 Campfire Conversation Starters
Whether you’re roasting weenies in a backyard fire pit or hanging out at a bonfire on the beach, sitting around a fire is the perfect way to unwind with loved ones. In fact, talking around a fire is credited with advancing human culture 40,000 years ago. It’s how our ancestors bonded, relaxed, and entertained each other. They sang songs, told stories, and engaged in elaborate dances, which we still do to this day.
May 24, 2019
Match Your Snack to Your Zodiac Sign
Your zodiac sign gives insight into your personality, career path, and love life. It’s also extremely helpful in determining your go-to cocktail and chocolate treat. Who’s to say the stars can’t also point you in the right direction in other culinary pursuits? Let’s see what the stars have to say about the snacks you should be stocking up on. Impatient Aries doesn’t have time to wait for cookies to bake or nacho cheese to melt.
May 24, 2019
Why It’s Better to Be Single on Valentine’s Day
It’s that time of year when even a quick stop at the drug store becomes a full-on romantic assault. Who ever thought teddy bears, candy, and chocolate could inspire so much angst? For singles, whether you just got out of a relationship last week or haven’t had a date since you listened to CDs on your Discman, this can be a tricky holiday to navigate. But flying solo on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a soul-crushing experience.
May 1, 2019
Top 10 IKEA Pick & Mix Candies You Need to Try
In case you weren’t aware, last year IKEA, that Swedish furniture store you probably fought with your ex-boyfriend in, announced the addition of a glorious wall of pick-and-mix candies to its lineup of meatballs and modular furniture. There are dozens of chocolates, fudges, sour candies, gummies, and licorices on offer and they’re all free of trans fats, artificial colors, high-fructose corn syrup, and GMOs.
May 1, 2019
7 Ways to Make Eating Outside More Bearable
Confession: I’m not a fan of eating outside. Unless conditions are absolutely perfect, I’m content to nibble on my nachos somewhere with four walls and a roof. There are just so many ways for the meal to go sideways when you’re dining al fresco. Maybe the furniture is rickety, and one wayward bump of the knee sends my panini flying. Or the sun’s strong rays melt the ice cubes in my drink before I’ve even taken a sip.
May 1, 2019
The Breakfast Sandwich Taste Test: We Tried 7 Brands and Ranked Them
Not to be dramatic, but a breakfast sandwich can make or break your entire day. We tried seven from national and regional chains and ranked them from worst to best.
May 1, 2019
The 10 Best Frozen Breakfast Foods from Trader Joe’s
We love Trader Joe’s for so many reasons, but especially for their incredible selection of frozen foods. And while their frozen breakfast section isn’t the most robust, what they do offer should pique your interest. Whether you’re looking for a savory or sweet start to your day, they have some fabulous — and affordable — items on hand. We sorted through the offerings, and we can say with confidence that these are their best frozen breakfast foods.
May 1, 2019
A Short History of the Mason Jar
Mason jars are everywhere. They line the shelves of artisan grocery stores, filled with homemade blood orange marmalade or pickled fennel; they store your sugar and spices (and everything nices); and they serve as lanterns, candles, and vases at weddings. There are entire cookbooks dedicated to Mason jar salads. Brooklyn bars serve beer in them and, perhaps, so do you. But how did it get to be so? Here is a short history of this iconic and ubiquitous jar.
May 1, 2019
Saltines Are the Best Cracker Ever
Ah, the humble saltine cracker. It won’t win any beauty contests. It’s not studded with interesting nuts or exotic dried fruits. It doesn’t boast any artisanal seeds or organic herbs, either. You might think it’s rather plain — certainly nothing to celebrate. You’d be wrong. It’s the perfect cracker. Here’s why. F.L.
May 1, 2019
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Halloween Candy
The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend as much as $9 billion on Halloween this year — and we’re betting a ton of that goes to the sugary stuff. But not all candy is created equal (we’re looking at you, Tootsie Rolls).
May 1, 2019
9 Reasons I’ll Never Stop Buying Stuffing in a Box
Stuffing out of a box, like its cohorts canned cranberry jelly and frozen pumpkin pie, has been deemed uncool. Unrefined. Passé. You might even regard it like an acquaintance from high school you’ve unfollowed on Facebook — an entity you probably wouldn’t interact with unless you were in a serious bind. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
May 1, 2019
5 Holiday Leftover Etiquette Questions Answered
The holidays offer up a bounty of tasty side dishes, decadent main dishes, and an array of sweets. Turkey! Stuffing! Mashed potatoes! Pecan pie! And when you see how much food is left after the feast — and there’s almost always a lot — it’s understandable to want to snag a few spoonfuls for later. But leftover etiquette can be a contentious undertaking.
May 1, 2019
10 Rules for a Brilliant Brunch
Let’s talk about brunch. The word brings to mind leisurely late-morning repasts, glorious sweet and savory spreads, and boozy beverages. Now let’s talk about hosting brunch. That can feel like a juggling act crossed with a relay race combined with a high-wire feat. It takes work to make sure the hot food is hot and the cold food is cold, not to mention you have to clean your house and strike just the right upbeat (but not disco) mood with music and lighting.
May 1, 2019