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.
Easy Chicken Parm Burgers Are Even More Delicious Than the Italian Classic
No messy breading and frying required.
1 day ago
Cherry Pie Mini Cheesecakes Have the Most Brilliant (Store-Bought!) Surprise
You don’t even have to make a crust or topping.
2 days ago
The Iconic "Juicy Lucy" Burgers Are the Best You'll Ever Have
A Juicy Lucy is a simple but ingenious twist on a cheeseburger (with a super-cute name). Instead of cheese melting on top of a hamburger patty, it’s stuffed inside of it, creating an oozy, cheesy center.The first time I heard of this concept, I was instantly intrigued (which isn’t surprising, given how much I loved Oscar Mayer cheese-stuffed hot dogs growing up).
Jun 17, 2024
This Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie Is So Good, I've Made It 5 Weeks in a Row
The humble banana gets the spotlight.
Jun 14, 2024
Why This 4-Ingredient Cocktail Has Been So Popular in Italy for 100 Years
It’s the perfect summer sipper.
Jun 13, 2024
Gelato vs Ice Cream: What's The Difference?
There are no wrong choices between these two summer treats.
Jun 7, 2024
You Only Need 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes to Make This Sheet Pan Dinner
It’s all about the crispy potatoes.
Jun 6, 2024
My "One-Pan Shrimp Boil" Is So Delicious, You'll Eat It Straight from the Pan
It’s time to ditch the big pot.
Jun 2, 2024
This 4-Ingredient Cocktail Will Ruin Classic Margaritas for You
It's my favorite party trick.
May 30, 2024
50 Delicious Ways to Eat Eggs for Dinner
There really isn’t a more versatile ingredient to always have on hand in the refrigerator than eggs. In fact, you can make eggs any time of the day, from breakfast and weekend brunch to a simple lunch and weeknight dinner.Eggs for breakfast help us start our days off right. They give our baked goods moisture and structure. They’re also inexpensive, full of protein, and a lifesaver at dinner when you need to throw a quick weeknight meal together.
May 30, 2024
24 Delicious Ways to Use Pesto
Fresh basil pesto is a delightful summer treat. While we love it tossed with fresh pasta, of course, we’ve also found that this fresh and flavorful sauce can be a versatile ingredient in all sorts of other dishes!While you can buy tasty pesto at the store, it’s one of the easiest sauces to make at home, especially in the summertime when basil is plentiful and cheap. You can add a bit of heavy cream for a creamy pesto sauce or go dairy-free for a vegan pesto.
May 24, 2024
6 Condiments You Can Leave Out (Ketchup, Mustard & More)
Save yourself some shelf space.
May 24, 2024
The 3-Ingredient Costco Dinner I Wish I Tried Years Ago
Just toss and eat.
May 13, 2024
You Just Need 15 Minutes to Make This Super Popular Japanese Chicken Dinner
The homemade teriyaki sauce only has five pantry ingredients.
May 11, 2024
This Is the Only Bundt Cake Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Plus, a foolproof technique to make sure it slides right out of the pan.
May 8, 2024
This Classic Mint Julep Is the Perfect Cocktail for a Hot Summer Day
The mint julep — a combination of bourbon, fresh mint, sugar, and ice — is a simple, classic cocktail. Traditionally served in a silver cup that gets beautifully frosty on the outside from copious amounts of crushed ice, it’s perfect for sipping on hot summer days (even if you’re not watching the Kentucky Derby).You may associate mint juleps with the Kentucky Derby and those cute silver cups, but it actually has a much longer history.
May 7, 2024
My Creamy Shrimp Pasta Tastes Just Like Alfredo — Only Way Lighter
A double hit of lemon balances out the creaminess.
May 7, 2024
The Most Foolproof Way to Make Rice on the Stovetop (It's SO Fluffy!)
Don’t forget to fluff it.
Apr 28, 2024
The Only Chocolate Cake I’ll Ever Make for My Daughter’s Birthday
Chocolate + peanut butter forever.
Apr 27, 2024
This 8-Ingredient Crispy Stir-Fried Beef Is a One-Pan Wonder
It’s all about the sticky honey-garlic sauce.
Apr 23, 2024
The Wishbone, Explained
Plus, how to get the perfect snap.
Apr 19, 2024
Herbed Cheese and California Avocado Flatbread
Flatbreads are a blank canvas for all sorts of fun and tasty toppings, and this one that channels California cuisine and its farm-to-table spirit is no exception. It’s colorful, gorgeous, and easy too — just top baked pizza dough with quickly pickled onions, herb and garlic cheese, crunchy radishes, California Avocado slices, and fresh herbs for an impressive-looking flatbread.
Apr 15, 2024
Everything You Need to Know About Spring Onions
Hint: two of them are the same!
Apr 12, 2024
How to Make a Classic, Cloud-Like Spinach Soufflé (It Never Fails to Impress)
The foolproof recipe is inspired by two greats: Ina Garten and Julia Child.
Apr 11, 2024
What Is Pickling Salt? (And Do You Really Need to Use It?)
Salt is one of the key ingredients in the pickling process, but does it matter which salt you use? Can you just use the salt that’s already in your pantry? Some recipes call for something called “pickling salt” — what makes pickling salt special? Here’s what you need to know. Pickling salt — sometimes called canning salt or preserving salt — is pure granulated salt (sodium chloride).
Apr 9, 2024
Salmon and California Avocado Peanut Noodles
Noodle bowls are popular in California for good reason: Noodles loaded up with some protein, fresh toppings, and a sauce transform into a tasty, complete meal that’s hard to beat. This noodle bowl starts with a creamy peanut sauce tossed with chewy udon noodles and cucumbers, and is topped with flaky baked salmon and cubes of locally grown California Avocado for a fresh and filling meal that’s full of flavor. It’s a complete meal with noodles, salmon, and vegetables.
Apr 8, 2024
My Buttery Blondies Will Make You Quit Brownies Forever
They take just 10 minutes to prep.
Apr 2, 2024
Crispy Rice with California Avocado and Tuna Tartare
When you think of what makes California cuisine so special and delicious, two of the biggest features are high-quality seafood and fresh produce. One such combination, fresh tuna and sustainably grown California Avocado, magically becomes a vibrant, flavorful seafood tartare when tossed with some soy sauce and seasonings. Spoon it onto sushi rice that’s been pan-fried into crispy rice cakes and you get to enjoy a delicious, restaurant-quality appetizer.
Apr 2, 2024
I Just Learned the Secret to Better Egg Salad and WOW, I Can't Stop Eating It
Hard-boiled eggs get the luxe treatment.
Apr 1, 2024
"Breakfast Stuffed Bread" Is the Most Brilliant Way to Serve Eggs on Easter
It’s like quiche but way easier.
Mar 29, 2024
What Are Sweetbreads? (Plus How to Cook Them)
Spoiler, they're not bread.
Mar 28, 2024
This Cheesy Baked Ziti Is One of the Best Recipes We've Ever Published
lasagna's lazier cousin.
Mar 27, 2024
For the World's Best Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, I Never Follow This Classic Step
It’s the ultimate comfort food.
Mar 25, 2024
What Are Pimento Peppers Anyway?
They're more than just cheese dip.
Mar 25, 2024
10 Leftover Ham Bone Recipes to Make After Easter
If you’re buying a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, consider this your friendly reminder that you’ll be left with a tasty ingredient after all the meat’s been picked off: The ham bone. So, whatever you do, don’t toss it in the compost bin or trash. Ham bones are packed with so much rich, smoky flavor. Don’t have time to put the ham bone to use right away? No problem, just freeze the bone, as you would any other meat bones and food scraps.
Mar 18, 2024
Loco Moco is the Most Iconic Hawaiian Comfort Food (Done in 30!)
Drown everything in savory brown gravy.
Mar 17, 2024