Maria C. Hunt

Maria Hunt is a lifestyle journalist and author specializing in wine and food culture, interior design and wellness. She believes pork should be its own food group, bubbly is meant for sipping anytime, and the Sicilians got it right when they made ice cream a breakfast food. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Kitchn, Christian Science Monitor, and Forbes Travel Guide, plus she’s the hostess of The Bubbly She's based in Oakland, California.
5 Things to Keep in Mind When Adding Plants to Your Kitchen Design
We reached out to plant-loving designers and influencers with green thumbs for some tips and suggestions.
Feb 26, 2023
3 Black Pioneers Who Made Ice Cream What It Is Today
Food History
“Ice cream is one of those supercalifragilistic, whitewashed things where they wrote Black people out of the history."
Feb 2, 2022
Foraging a New Path: How Chenoa Ashton-Lewis and Will Basanta Built a Wine Brand From Found Fruit
Names: Chenoa Aston-Lewis and Will BasanataLocation: Sebastopol and Los Angeles Number of people who eat together in their home: Two The city of Los Angeles is known for many things: Hollywood, a vibrant live music scene, and epic traffic. But beyond the glitz, glamour, and gridlock there’s something more natural going on here — a deep, vibrant urban foraging scene. And that’s where you’ll find Chenoa Aston-Lewis and Will Basanta.
Nov 21, 2021
Seared Halloumi Cheese with Roasted Strawberries and Mint Is the Dreamiest Summer Recipe
Kitchn Love Letters
Roasting the strawberries deepens their flavor, creating a brilliant contrast for the seared, golden cheese. 
Aug 26, 2021
7 Knife Tips Everyone Needs to Hear, from the Guy Behind the Oh-So-Gorgeous Middleton Made Knives
When was the last time you conditioned the handles?
Feb 4, 2021
9 Little Details Everyone Forgets in Their Kitchen Renovations, According to Pros
Tips from The Kitchn
Make a space to charge your cell phone!
Jan 12, 2021
20 of the Best Kitchen Makeovers We’ve Ever Seen
Before & After
From DIY refreshes to all-out kitchen renovations ...
Dec 9, 2020
We Need to Thank Edna Lewis for Teaching Us the Joys of Eating Seasonally
She helped people realize that American stone-ground grits, fresh black-eyed peas, and heirloom pork raised on hazelnuts and persimmons were just as praiseworthy as Italian polenta, spring favas, and prosciutto di Parma.
Dec 10, 2020
Here's How Painted Kitchen Cabinets *Actually* Hold Up Over Time
Paint Project
According to three designers who painted their cabinets about six months ago, a year ago, and two years ago.
Nov 16, 2020
The Rich, Buttery, Fruit-Filled Cake I Make Every August (and You Should Too)
What’s not to love about a moist cake studded with melted fruit, and edges fried in brown butter?
Aug 26, 2020
7 Timeless Kitchen Upgrades You Won’t Regret Down the Line, According to Pros
Tips from The Kitchn
Go ahead, get that pot filler!
Aug 6, 2020
3 Low-Key Brilliant Things Restaurant Kitchens Have That We Want in Our Own Kitchens
Tips from The Kitchn
A pull-down faucet is a total game-changer.
Aug 3, 2020
What Chefs Know About Vegetables (That You Don’t)
We asked some of our favorite restaurant chefs and authors to share some of their best veggie secrets.
Jul 18, 2020
My Dream Juneteenth Menu Celebrates the Rich History of African-American Food in America
I created this dream Juneteenth menu with signature dishes from some of my favorite Black chefs to inspire you to learn more about their lives, and add some new cookbooks to your collection.
Jun 19, 2020