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.
23 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.
3 days ago
6 Condiments You Can Leave Out (Ketchup, Mustard & More)
Save yourself some shelf space.
3 days ago
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
The“French 75” Cocktail Will Make You Feel Like You’re at a Fancy Restaurant
It’s all about the bubbles.
Mar 13, 2024
What “Room Temperature” Really Means (And Why it Matters)
We’ll help you get that butter softened in a flash.
Mar 11, 2024
What's the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spareribs?
When summer grilling season approaches, it’s fun to explore all sorts of tasty cuts of meat. Though grilled hot dogs and grilled burgers will always be great go-tos, pork ribs are always a treat. Low and slow cooked pork ribs are great for a backyard BBQ, especially when served with fun sides like bacon BBQ baked beans and classic potato salad.Let’s take a look at the two most commonly sold types of ribs: baby back ribs and St. Louis-style spareribs.
Mar 7, 2024
The One-Pan 20-Minute Rice That Never Lets Me Down for Dinner
It cooks in less than 10 minutes.
Mar 6, 2024
The 3 Best Cuts of Beef for Tender Pot Roast
Choosing the right cut can make or break the dish.
Feb 27, 2024
The Best Ways to Reheat Leftover Pizza
No soggy crusts here!
Feb 23, 2024
The Pisco Sour Cocktail Is Famous in Peru for a Reason
It’s equal parts tart, sweet, and silky.
Feb 22, 2024
"Orange Creamsicle Mousse" Is the Most Dreamy No-Bake Dessert
It’s like an Orange Julius you can eat with a spoon.
Feb 15, 2024
Irish "Potato Candy" Is the Cutest St. Patrick's Day Treat
Unless you’re from Pennsylvania, you’ve probably never heard of Irish potato candy. I didn’t know what they were, but assumed they were candy made from potatoes. Wrong! Irish potato candies may look like adorable little potatoes, but they’re no-cook coconut and cream cheese candies with a coating of ground cinnamon — essentially the coconut equivalent of chocolate truffles. They’re the perfect St.
Feb 15, 2024
The Best Way to Cook Lobster Tails
Lobster tails may seem like a fancy meal that should be relegated to a special night out, but they’re actually quite simple to cook at home. The tails come frozen and ready to cook, and their meaty texture and sweet flavor pair well with just melted butter and a squeeze of lemon. Of course, you can also chop up the meat to make a killer lobster roll , lobster ravioli, or lobster risotto instead.
Feb 12, 2024