Meleyna Nomura

Meleyna is a recipe developer, food photographer, and champion of home cooking. She is likely to be found on the sidelines of the Little League field (with a full dinner for four packed in a cooler) or waiting in line for a Trader Joe’s sample.
This Is the Best (and Easiest) Way to Pit a Peach
It made dealing with pits so much easier.
Aug 5, 2023
How to Make the Perfect Hawaiian Plate Lunch Mac Salad
My grandfather's recipe has a secret ingredient that makes all the difference.
Jul 29, 2023
This Philadelphia-Style Ice Cream Tastes Just Like a Matcha Latte
It puts the matcha front and center.
Jun 16, 2023
This Perfect Chicken Recipe Is Super Popular in Hawaii for a Reason
A staple at plate lunch restaurants
Jun 1, 2023
Salmon Benedict Is the Best of Both Brunch Worlds
It’s a delicious play on a brunch classic.
May 21, 2023
We Tried 5 Methods to Clean Greasy Wood Cabinets — And the Winner Is Ridiculously Effective
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Can the power of vinegar or castile soap win our showdown? Let's find out!
Apr 14, 2023
I Tried 13 Different Frozen Pork Dumplings — These Are the 2 I’ll Buy Again
Taste Test
“It had a bright ginger flavor that none of the other options had.”
Mar 25, 2023
I Tried 4 Popular Cacio e Pepe Recipes and the Winner Is the Epitome of Cheesy, Creamy Comfort Food
Finally, I nailed this deceptively simple pasta.
Mar 21, 2023
A Few Restaurant Tricks Are the Secret to Maialino’s Dreamy, Creamy Cacio e Pepe
The New York City trattoria’s at-home version is easy to master.
Mar 20, 2023
Smitten Kitchen’s Foolproof Cacio e Pepe Is a Cheese-Lover’s Dream
It features a surprising technique that’s different from all the rest.
Mar 19, 2023
The Pasta Queen’s Cacio e Pepe Is for Pasta Purists
She sticks with the namesake ingredients and just uses Pecorino Romano and pepper — no butter or olive oil here.
Mar 18, 2023
I Tried Food52’s Classic Cacio e Pepe and Didn’t Expect These Results
The recipe was written after trying a slew of other unique techniques and combining the best of the best.
Mar 17, 2023
The Surprising Costco Find I’m Stocking Up On
It’s a two-for-one deal you really can’t pass up.

Mar 10, 2023
I Finally Tried TikTok’s Viral Baked Spaghetti and Now I Totally Understand the Hype
It’s over-the-top in the best way possible.
Feb 20, 2023
The Indulgent Chocolate Gift That’s Too Pretty to Eat (Almost)
A box for you, a box for me!
Feb 10, 2023
I Tried Coca-Cola Cake and Got a Sweet Surprise
It brought me straight back to the '90s.
Feb 4, 2023
This Homemade Vegan Ramen Is Packed with Umami
The homemade stuff is a totally different experience.
Feb 3, 2023
Fly by Jing’s New Spicy Chili Oil Is a Delicious Reminder of My Dad’s Favorite Condiment
The possibilities are really endless for how to use it.
Jan 27, 2023
Crispy Chicken Tempura Is Endlessly Delicious
If your family loves chicken tenders, you won't be able to resist chicken tempura.
Jan 26, 2023
I Tried the Wildly Popular Mini Loaf Pan Focaccia Recipe and It’s the Simple Elevation Your Dinner Needs
Even if you’re new to bread-making, this is a simple and quick recipe to get you started.
Jan 22, 2023
Flourless Chocolate Torte Has an Unbeatable Fudgy Texture
It's the perfect make-ahead treat.
Jan 21, 2023
I Tried 4 of the Best Tomato Soup Recipes and Found My Family's Forever Favorite
It's as humble and cozy as I could have hoped for.
Jan 20, 2023
Smitten Kitchen Relies on a Hands-Off Method to Make the Ultimate Tomato Soup
This recipe is all about deep tomato flavor.
Jan 19, 2023
Our Place’s Lunar New Year Collection Reminds Me of the Joy I Felt Growing Up
So much red for all the good luck and fortune!
Jan 18, 2023
Pinch of Yum’s Tomato Soup Is Rich and Smoky, Thanks to One Surprise Ingredient
It made it much heartier than most.
Jan 18, 2023
Serious Eats’ Lightning-Fast Tomato Soup Is Made Creamy Without Cream
It's a surprising trick with big payoff.
Jan 17, 2023
Bon Appetit’s Tomato Soup Features Lots of Little Twists on a Classic
It wasn't as traditional as I had hoped for.
Jan 16, 2023
The Best Places to Shop for Farm-Fresh Produce Online
Fresh produce delivered right to your door? Sign us up.
Dec 5, 2022
The Best Places to Buy Groceries Online
These sites truly take the struggle out of grocery shopping.
Dec 1, 2022
I Tried This TikTok Hack for Cutting Hard-Boiled Eggs and I Was Shocked by the Results
"It may take a little trial and error, but I think it’s worth giving it a shot — especially if making deviled eggs for a crowd."
Dec 1, 2022
I Tested the Internet’s Most Popular Sweet Potato Casseroles — This Is the Only Recipe You Need
I finally found a sweet potato casserole I truly love.
Nov 19, 2022
This Sweet Potato Casserole Has a Delicious Candy-Like Crust
You won't miss the marshmallow topping.
Nov 18, 2022
I Tried the Popular Depression-Era Vinegar Pie and It’s Shockingly Delightful
If you're skeptical, don't worry so was I.
Nov 17, 2022
This Southern Sweet Potato Casserole Lives Up to Its Amazing Reputation
The recipe comes from The Gift of Southern Cooking by Scott Peacock and the legendary Edna Lewis.
Nov 17, 2022
This Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Is for Marshmallow-Lovers
I was excited to try it, in hopes of the gooiest casserole possible.
Nov 16, 2022