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 CHOW.com. She lives in San Francisco and loves teaching cooking classes. Follow her latest culinary escapades on Instagram.
The 3 Best Cuts of Beef for Tender Pot Roast
Choosing the right cut can make or break the dish.
4 days ago
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. If you like Mounds candy bars, you’ll love these easy little treats!
Feb 15, 2024
The“French 75” Cocktail Will Make You Feel Like You’re at a Fancy Restaurant
It’s all about the bubbles.
Feb 14, 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
Baked Lobster Tails Is the Easiest Fancy Dinner Ever
My husband is from New England and we go back to visit a few times a year, so I consider myself a part-time New Englander. We feast on a lot of whole lobster while we’re there — especially in the summer when the whole family’s together and a lobster dinner is both celebratory and fun. Although I’m partial to claw meat, most of the family loves tail meat, as the tails are meaty and easily come out of the shell in one piece.
Feb 8, 2024
Lemon Pepper Chicken Meatballs Will Have Everyone Asking for Seconds
The creamy sauce takes it over the top.
Feb 7, 2024
This 6-Ingredient Gnocchi Alfredo Skillet Is My Kid's Most Requested Dinner
It all starts with store-bought gnocchi.
Feb 3, 2024
This Old-Fashioned Chicken Dinner Is the Best Thing I’ve Made This Year
It’s retro in a good way.
Jan 19, 2024
This Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea Is So Good, I've Already Made It Twice in One Week
It doesn’t use any canned milks.
Jan 18, 2024
The Secret to Better Broccoli? Cook it The Italian Way
This will be your new favorite side.
Jan 9, 2024
Which Foods You Should (and Shouldn’t) Store in Your Fridge’s Crisper Drawers
Plus, 30 foods you should always — and never — put there.
Dec 27, 2023
Ina Garten Swears by This One-Ingredient Dessert Hack
Find it in the freezer aisle.
Dec 27, 2023
Filet Mignon is the Fancy Steak That's Actually Easy to Cook
Two words: garlic butter.
Dec 22, 2023
The 6-Ingredient Breakfast Casserole I Make Every Christmas
You can prep it the day before.
Dec 21, 2023
You’re Going to Want to Dip Everything in This Chocolate Fondue
In my world, fondue is just another word for fun with food. I mean, poking food onto sticks and dipping it into something melty suddenly makes the meal way more interesting. Proof of this is how much my daughter’s eyes light up whenever I mention chocolate fondue. While a smooth pot of melted chocolate surrounded by a full spread of dippers may look fancy, it’s way, way easier than making a cake, pie, or cookies — and everyone gets to choose their own dessert adventure.
Dec 21, 2023
Christmas Chex Mix Is the Easiest Holiday Treat You Can Make
Christmas Chex Mix is one of my favorite holiday treats that offers a welcome change from all the cookies and candy canes fighting for attention. This crispy, salty-sweet mixture even looks like Christmas — everything is coated in white chocolate, and red and green M&Ms peek through! My favorite Christmas Chex Mix blend is pretty simple — cereal, pretzels, and candy — but the sprinkle of flaky salt at the end is what takes it over the top.
Dec 21, 2023
Beef Wellington is The Most Impressive Main Dish You'll Ever Make
It doesn't get any fancier than this.
Dec 20, 2023
Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip Will Be the First Dip to Go at Any Party
It's got 3 types of cheese.
Dec 13, 2023
You've Been Breading Chicken Wrong
It’s time to drop the three-part setup.
Dec 12, 2023
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Is the Easiest Fancy Main Course
It's a showstopper that only requires four ingredients.
Dec 11, 2023
The 4-Ingredient Christmas Cookies I Make Every Single Year
A buttery classic.
Dec 6, 2023
If You Like Lemonade, Then You'll Love the Tom Collins Cocktail
Bubbly water makes it so refreshing.
Dec 5, 2023
"Cheeseburger Casserole" is a Weeknight One-Pot Wonder
It tastes just like Hamburger Helper.
Dec 5, 2023
What Is a Convection Oven, and When (and How) Do You Use It?
Tips from The Kitchn
If you're fortunate enough to have a convection setting on your oven, you may still be scratching your head, wondering how it's different from a regular oven. Here's everything you need to know.
Dec 5, 2023
My Jam Thumbprints Are Essential for Any Holiday Cookie Swap
People love them.
Dec 4, 2023
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Snickerdoodle "Meltaways" Are the Best Cookie Mash-Up You'll Make This Christmas
They're at the top of the list.
Nov 30, 2023
Salmon Teriyaki Can Be Yours in Less than 30 Minutes
There are only four ingredients in the sauce.
Nov 28, 2023
What Is Prime Rib?The Most Important Things to Know
Prime rib is the undisputed king when it comes to a large cut of beef. I remember going to the steakhouse with my family on prime rib night for special occasions and celebrations, savoring every bite of a slice of rosy, juicy meat with some tasty jus. Prime rib isn’t something you can only eat at restaurants, though.
Nov 26, 2023
The Best Way to Reheat Leftover Mac & Cheese
Yes, it can be done!
Nov 22, 2023
My Controversial Tip for Transporting Food on Thanksgiving
Just trust me on this one.
Nov 21, 2023
"Thanksgiving Butter" Is So Good, You'll Want to Put It on Everything
It's liquid gold, y'all.
Nov 19, 2023
The One Ingredient That Will Guarantee Impossibly Creamy Gravy
Plus, seven more strategies to combat runny gravy.
Nov 17, 2023
24 Pear Recipes That'll Make You Forget About Apples
They're pretty pear-fect.
Nov 16, 2023