Lois Alter Mark


Lois Alter Mark is a contributing writer to Apartment Therapy, Forbes, USA Today 10Best and Reader’s Digest. She started travel writing after accompanying Oprah Winfrey on the Ultimate Australian Adventure, and now enjoys eating her way around the world. A native New Yorker, she and her husband live in San Diego, where they’ve become weather wimps and are still searching for a good slice of pizza. You can follow her adventures @loisaltermark
We Just Found a New, Unexpected Use for Aluminum Foil
Tips from The Kitchn
It has nothing to do with food.
Sep 9, 2022
Joanna Gaines’ Son Crew Helping Her Make Pasta Sauce Is the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today
"My little sous chef," she captioned the video.
Aug 16, 2022
The Single Greatest Lesson I’ve Learned from Julia Child Has Nothing to Do with Cooking
Personal Essay
"This is a lesson I’ve taken to heart."
Aug 15, 2022
The Fastest Way to Chop Watermelon for Margaritas and More
Summer suddenly just got a whole lot cooler.
Jul 27, 2022
Bob Saget’s House Is up for Sale — But Don’t Worry, There’s No Car in the Kitchen
The late comedian's wife, Kelly Rizzo, has placed the LA home on the market.
Jul 15, 2022
I Tried Instagram’s Popular Frosty Mint Lemonade and It’s Guaranteed to Make Your Summer a Whole Lot Cooler
"It was delicious and super refreshing and I will be keeping pitchers of this frosty treat in my fridge all summer."
Jun 24, 2022
A Couple Chose a Mickey & Minnie Wedding Appearance over Serving Their Guests Food and the Internet Is Losing It
Well, that's one way to treat your guests to a good time.
Jun 7, 2022
This Ingenious Use for Your Whisk Just Made Baking So Much Easier
How did I not know this?!
Jun 1, 2022
Yes, Even Diane Keaton’s Snacks Have Coastal Grandmother Vibes
The newfound face of the "Coastal Grandmother" trend is living up to her title!
May 27, 2022
I Tried Making the Popular Oreo Popsicles Recipe and Both My Heart and Freezer Are Now Full
"Two ingredients? I knew I had to immediately head to my kitchen."
May 27, 2022
Kim Kardashian Is Beyond Meat’s New Chief Taste Consultant and Honestly, It Makes So Much Sense
"I believe so much in the mission of Beyond Meat that I’ve stepped in to help with my greatest asset — my taste," Kardashian said in a video.
May 25, 2022
This Delicious Coco Yam Recipe Will Take Your Tastebuds on a Cultural Journey
The recipe is as special as it is delicious.
May 10, 2022
Joy Bauer’s Chocolate Muffins Will Help You Jumpstart Your Day with Flavor and Energy
A great reason to eat chocolate!
May 6, 2022
In the Season Finale of HBO Max’s “Julia,” Chocolate Soufflé Is a Metaphor for Life
The show has been inspiring, following Julia Child’s ascent as a beloved — and unlikely — superstar cookbook author and TV chef.
May 5, 2022
Episode 7 of HBO Max’s “Julia” Offers Surprising Food for Thought
There is so much to discuss in this episode – it’s the TV equivalent of a great book club selection – and it’s worth watching with your friends.
Apr 29, 2022
Stephen King Just Tweeted His Recipe for Microwaved Salmon and It May Be the Most Terrifying Thing He’s Ever Written
The iconic novelist's cooking advice is proof that he, without a doubt, deserves the title King of Horror.
Apr 21, 2022
For Food Enthusiasts and Feminists, Episode 6 of HBO Max’s “Julia” Is the Staff of Life
"I never realized what a pioneer Julia Child was and the show does a great job of demonstrating her tenacity and her unwillingness to take 'no' for an answer."
Apr 21, 2022
I Tried Making Viking Cruises’ Beloved Mamsen’s Waffles and Now I Understand Why Scandinavian People Are So Happy
"And, FYI, I mixed the batter by hand, poured in flour right from the bag, used inexpensive waffle makers, and bought the wrong brown cheese. And the waffles came out amazing."
Apr 20, 2022
I Tried Making TikTok’s Air Fryer Banana Donuts Recipe and the Outcome Was Nowhere Near What I Expected
"If you just take them at face value and don’t think of them as donuts, they’re tasty enough."
Apr 17, 2022
Episode 5 of HBO Max’s “Julia” is Flaming Hot with Crepes Suzette, Drag Queens, and a Famous Friendly Face
"What I especially love about this episode is that it shows Julia really coming into her own as a public figure yet always remaining true to herself."
Apr 14, 2022
Episode 4 of HBO Max’s “Julia” is Light on Dishes, But Offers So Much to Dish About
A lot happens in episode 4, which is entitled "Petit Fours" — although, unfortunately, we never actually get to see Julia make them.
Apr 11, 2022
I Tried Dominique Ansel’s Cherry & Almond Skyr Yogurt Cake and I Just Might Make It for Breakfast Every Day
"Let’s just say that both loaves were gone by the next morning — and it was by sheer force of will that they lasted that long."
Apr 10, 2022
Gordon Ramsay’s Mom Might Be His Harshest Critic and I Can’t Stop Laughing
Relatability level = 1000%
Apr 6, 2022
HBO Max Just Released the First 3 Episodes of “Julia” and They’re Such a Treat
She may be larger than life but she’s real. And it’s easy to see why American housewives fell in love with her.
Mar 31, 2022
This Simple Hack Will Upgrade Your DIY Pastry Bags Forever
Wait — why didn’t I think of that?!
Mar 29, 2022
This Brilliant Trick Will Keep Food from Sticking to Stainless Steel Pans
The first step is the most important.
Mar 24, 2022
Ina Garten Just Announced Her New Cookbook, So It’s Time to Make Room on Your Shelf
Pre-ordering my copy right now!
Mar 22, 2022
This Ingenious Rainbow Buttercream Hack Gives You Six Colors with Just One Bowl
Just one bowl and one spatula dirty? Yes, please!
Mar 18, 2022
I Tried the Super-Easy Popcorn Cake Recipe and It’s So Good, I Can’t Stop Eating It
Besides being delicious, it’s pretty, colorful, and a real conversation piece.
Feb 23, 2022