Megan O. Steintrager

Senior Food Editor

Megan has worked in digital food media for more than 20 years, including stints as an editor at EatingWell, Epicurious, AOL,, and more. She loves every single vegetable, hot sauce, dark chocolate, and ice cream. She wrote a book about the latter called East Coast Scoops (sadly out of print, but "research" for an updated edition is ongoing).
40 Fat Tuesday Recipes to Celebrate Mardi Gras
Like every holiday in Louisiana, Mardi Gras is all about the food. While Fat Tuesday itself is just one day, celebrations and parades go on for weeks beforehand in New Orleans and other cities. Mardi Gras is the time of festivity and feasting leading up to Lent (the 40-day period of fasting and abstaining before Easter Sunday) so it’s customary to celebrate with pull-out-the-stops meals and plenty of King Cake.
Feb 8, 2024
50+ Homemade Food Gifts That Travel Well (and the Recipes to Make Them!)
Prepare to win the “best guest” award!
Nov 16, 2023
The Simple Secret to My Mom's Amazing Cheese Grits
This ingredient takes these grits over the top.
Jun 4, 2023
My Easy Summer Supper Is a Can of Tuna Plus This Deli-Counter Find
Kitchn's Week Off
No cooking required.
Jul 1, 2022
22 Ways to Ease Yourself Back into Cooking This January
Our favorite is #19 (nachos for dinner).
Jan 4, 2022
Our Editors' Favorite Recipes of 2021
Here's what we're making on repeat.
Dec 20, 2021