Faith Durand

SVP of Content

Columbus, Ohio

Faith is the SVP of Content at Apartment Therapy Media and former Editor-in-Chief of The Kitchn. She is the author of three cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning The Kitchn Cookbook. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two daughters.
These Homemade Roasted Peanuts Taste So Much Better than Store-Bought
We love roasted peanuts in everything from homemade granola to crunchy slaws and vibrant salads. But we found found that it’s much cheaper to buy raw peanuts in bulk and to roast them at home. It’s quick and easy, and it lets us control the roasted flavor more precisely. It’s so easy! You start with raw, shelled peanuts, spread them on a baking sheet, then roast them in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. That’s it! They taste better than store-bought roasted peanuts.
May 10, 2024
This Is, Hands-Down, the Easiest Way to Cook Shrimp
Years ago, when I was just beginning to cook for myself, I felt intimidated by shrimp. Like other crustaceans from the deep, they seemed mysterious, expensive, and exotic. But then I learned that shrimp are incredibly easy to cook.One of my favorite walk-in-the-door meals is shrimp, roasted until hot and juicy, tossed over a bowl of pasta, on top of creamy polenta, or in a hearty kale salad .
Apr 18, 2024
The Easy Secret to Roasting a Leg of Lamb
You can have the roast turkey. Leave the glazed ham. Prime rib — what’s that? In my house, leg of lamb is the celebratory roast; I love its tenderness and flavor. Though roast leg of lamb sounds intimidating, the sweet little secret is that leg of lamb is actually one of the easiest, most foolproof cuts of meat to cook. Here’s our remarkably simple, fuss-free leg of lamb recipe. It will turn out perfectly every time.
Mar 27, 2024
60 Sides Guaranteed to Steal the Attention From Your Easter Ham
Ham is one of my favorite things to serve as a main dish. I’ll either cook my ham in the slow-cooker or bake it in the oven. I love that it’s easy to make and provides the perfect savory foundation to build the rest of your dinner around. In my opinion, a large part of the pleasure of serving ham is enjoying the side dishes that play well with its rich flavor. Plus, leftover ham can be reinvented into several other meals throughout the week or frozen until further notice.
Mar 20, 2024
How to Boil Eggs Perfectly Every Time
One bad hard-boiled egg can ruin you for life. At least, that’s what I believed until I learned how to cook soft-boiled and hard-boiled eggs, and precisely how I wanted to eat them. The perfect hard-boiled egg has no green ring around the yolk and the innards are creamy and mellow (plus easy to peel!). And if you’re in the mood, you can stop short of the hard-boil and make a gooey soft-boiled egg instead.
Mar 7, 2024
The Best Thing to Do With That Leftover Parmesan Rind
It's packed full of flavor.
Mar 5, 2024
100 Party Foods Recipes That Will Win Your Super Bowl Party
Every year the impending arrival of the Super Bowl incites a parallel culinary sport: churning out new recipes for chicken wings, different versions of creamy dips, and other easy appetizers. February calls for seven-layer dip, nachos, and hot wings. It’s the one Sunday I dispense with the hummus and bask in the glory of bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers. (Or bacon-wrapped anything.
Feb 2, 2024
A 3-Ingredient Recipe for Homemade Flower Food
Tips from The Kitchn
Make those grocery store bouquets last as long as possible!
Feb 1, 2024
4 Best Methods to Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm
So you’re making Thanksgiving dinner for 20 people and you’re wondering whether you can make the mashed potatoes ahead of time and keep them warm. The answer is yes! Here are four foolproof methods to keep your mashed potatoes warm (or reheat the mashed potatoes you made yesterday). The method you use is up to you; use the one that works best for you and your schedule.
Jan 3, 2024
The One Egg Dish I Always Make Guests for Breakfast
Take your pick of mix-ins.
Dec 21, 2023
You Only Need 10 Minutes to Sear Perfect Scallops on the Stove
They're shockingly simple to make.
Dec 21, 2023
The 3-Ingredient “Fancy” Trader Joe’s Appetizer I Make Every Christmas
It takes less than a minute to pull together.
Dec 19, 2023
My 6-Ingredient Cranberry Cake Is the Best Gift on Christmas Morning
You'll make it on repeat.
Dec 14, 2023
25 Tartines, Bruschetta, and Open-Faced Sandwiches
You say bruSHETta, I say bruSKETta, we all say tartine! Open-faced sandwiches seem to have a special place, here at The Kitchn, with over a dozen recipes scattered through our archives. Why? They’re so pretty, their piled fillings on display, and they work well as lunch, dinner, an appetizer. From sweet potato goat cheese bruschetta to a ricotta, fig, and honey tartine for fall, here are 25 of our favorite open-faced sandwiches.
Dec 4, 2023
32 Simple Green Side Dishes to Add to Your Dinner Table
From roasted broccoli to sautéed bok choy and everything in-between.
Nov 29, 2023
24 Quick & Easy Side Dishes for Roasted Shrimp
These quick and easy recipes are the perfect complement.
Nov 29, 2023
13 Ways to Use Up a Gallon of Milk
Do you ever struggle to use up the milk in your fridge? Sometimes we buy milk for a recipe or a weekend brunch, and then it lingers in the fridge, half-used, with the expiration date barreling down upon our guilty heads. It’s a sad waste to pour sour milk down the drain, and we’re here to tell you that you never need to do that again.
Nov 28, 2023
I Love My Vitamix So Much, I Use It Every Single Day — It’s $200 Off Right Now
I’ve never texted my husband so quickly to tell him all about it.

Nov 27, 2023
Cheesy "Potato Puffs" Are the Only Way I Eat Leftover Mashed Potatoes
My whole family looks forward to these more than the big meal.
Nov 23, 2023
15 Recipes That Will Make Your House Smell Delicious!
Cooking isn’t only about the food, or the eating, or the pleasure of the table. It’s also about the smells! Certain foods offer up delicious aromas that can make your whole house smell amazing. Last weekend we asked our Twitter friends to tell us which recipes they love to smell cooking. There were some nearly universal favorites — fresh bread, beef stew, cinnamon rolls, anything with onions.
Nov 21, 2023
This is the Only Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe You Need
Like the boxed stuff, but so much better.
Oct 17, 2023
The Key Technique that Guarantees Tender Chicken Breasts
Works like a charm every single time.
Nov 20, 2023
25 Turkey Recipes For Every Type of Thanksgiving Host
We've got classic, bacon-wrapped, and everything in between.
Nov 15, 2023
14 Make-Ahead Recipes for the Day You Move Into a New House
Moving homes — is any other life transition so exhausting? Especially since it’s often compounded by other transition moments: marriage, new relationship, retirement, a new job. In the midst of moving madness it’s important to stay nourished for the hours of packing, unpacking, and digging through boxes.
Nov 16, 2023
9 Homemade Meals You Can Carry on the Airplane
Are you traveling this summer? Taking a jet plane to faraway places? Nourishment often collapses as you step onto the jet bridge; food onboard is expensive and rarely worth eating, and airports offer their own torturous temptations of buttery Auntie Anne’s pretzels and overpriced beer. But a day spent in Air World doesn’t have to be an undernourished one.
Nov 16, 2023
7 Ways to Turn a Potato Into Your Best Appetizer Ever
Potatoes — what’s not to love? Fluffy, creamy, starchy delicious potatoes. Yes, with butter. And maybe sour cream. But a baked potato for dinner is just the beginning. Potatoes also make the best appetizers. Don’t believe me? Here’s what to do.
Nov 15, 2023
Oven-Baked Chicken Thighs Are My Weeknight Hero
It's impossible to mess this up.
Nov 14, 2023
How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient
The best kind of kitchen magic we know.
Nov 14, 2023
When Should You Take Your Turkey out of the Freezer?
Three words: Thaw. The. Turkey.
Nov 14, 2023
How To Cook a Frozen Turkey
Against all odds, yes, it works.
Nov 6, 2023
I Tried 4 Different DIY Fruit Fly Traps, and There Was a Clear Winner
Kitchn Showdown
I caught *at least* 50 fruit flies this way!
Oct 31, 2023
What's the Deal with Black Chickens?
Have you ever seen a black chicken? We don’t mean a black-feathered chicken; we mean a Silkie chicken, which is black-pigmented right down to its bones. They aren’t commonly found in the grocery store, but you might see them in Asian groceries. What are black chickens, and do they taste different than the paler breed? Silkie chickens are a highly prized breed of chicken that has beautiful silky white plumage, and startlingly black skin.
Oct 25, 2023
Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes are the Easiest Mashed Potatoes You'll Ever Make
You don't even have to drain them.
Oct 13, 2023
So What Exactly Is a Casserole?
A category so widespread that it has a dish named after it, casseroles can be surprisingly hard to define. That said, you likely have some questions in mind, such as “What is a casserole, exactly?” and “How is a casserole different from any other meal prepared in a baking dish?” Well, the answer isn’t so straightforward. In fact, how one defines a casserole could depend on where they’re from.
Oct 4, 2023
What Are Cremini Mushrooms?
In addition to white button, cremini mushrooms are likely the most popular mushrooms you buy when at the store — and there’s a reason for that. These popular mushrooms, which have a size similar to white button mushrooms but resemble portobellos mushrooms, are super versatile in the kitchen.Though cremini mushroom are easy to find, you may be wondering what exactly cremini mushrooms are and how much do they differ from other common varieties. Here’s what you need to know.
Oct 4, 2023
What Is Quince Anyways?
Around the fall, many people reach for seasonal favorites like apples and pears. If you’re looking for something in-season but a little different, we recommend learning all about quince. Quince is a fall fruit that looks similar to apples and pears, but tastes quite different. It’s yellow in appearance, short, somewhat round, and has a relatively tough texture. Whole quince fruit is not available everywhere, but quince paste is commonly sold in stores. Read on to learn about both!
Sep 15, 2023