Michelle Tchea

Michelle Tchea is the owner of Chefs Collective and the author of 5-bestselling books on food and travel. Her work and recipes can be found in travel and lifestyle magazines. She has an obsession with artisan bakeries and loves nifty kitchen tools and appliances. A keen traveler, she often gets stopped by customs for carrying too much food in her carry-on luggage.
The Secret to Better Desserts? This $3 French Pantry Staple
It’s the ultimate shortcut.
Nov 25, 2023
The $10 Bread-Making Tool That a Fifth-Generation Bakery Owner Uses Every Day
So simple, yet so important.
Oct 4, 2023
BBQ Season Just Got Better (and Easier) with This Cast Iron Dutch Oven
This Dutch oven takes braising to an entirely new level.
Aug 14, 2023
The $3 Fridge Staple I Use to Make No-Bake Desserts All Summer
It's the secret ingredient for super-creamy everything.
Jun 30, 2023
The $3 Lunch Staple I Always Stash in My Fridge
Talk about low effort, high reward.
Jun 27, 2023
I Never Thought I Needed a Bread Box, but Now I Don’t Know How I Lived Without It
I wish I'd bought this years ago!
May 31, 2023
This Mixing Bowl Has Replaced All Others in My Kitchen — I Already Have Three
The hardest-working tool in my kitchen finally got an update.
May 30, 2023
I Use This Tea Set Every Afternoon — Now, I’m Gifting One to My Mom
I already love it, so I know she will too!
Apr 28, 2023
This Griddle’s Unique Design Is Ideal for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Scallion Pancakes, and More
It’s super versatile and so easy to clean.
Apr 6, 2023
The Unexpected Find That Finally Cleared My Cluttered Junk Drawer
Now I can finally stop searching for lids to match my jars.
Apr 5, 2023
This Dutch Oven Is Lighter Than Others I’ve Used — I Use It at Least Twice a Week
It’s way more lightweight, too!
Feb 22, 2023
The Tiny Versatile Bowl I Use To Celebrate the Lantern Festival and Memory of My Grandfather
I absolutely treasure using it for my yuan xiao dessert during the Lantern Festival.
Feb 3, 2023
This $16 Amazon Find Has Made the Biggest Difference in Keeping My Kitchen Clean
A small price with major payoff.
Jan 26, 2023
This $4 Grocery Transports Me Back to My Favorite 5-Star Swiss Hotel
It also merges two of my favorite after-dinner sweets in one.
Jan 21, 2023
This Cookie Tray Is a Modern Take on What My Mom Used for Lunar New Year — But It’s Just as Auspicious
Happy Lunar New Year — and happy snacking!
Jan 20, 2023
I Have a Dozen Moka Pots, but This Is My Favorite (No, It’s Not Bialetti)
This one stands out from the others.
Jan 18, 2023
This Baking Mold Is My Secret to Stress-Free Lunar New Year Desserts
For all my Lunar New Year bakes and beyond.
Jan 6, 2023
This Amazon Find to Organize Your Plastic Wrap, Parchment Paper, and Aluminum Foil Is Pretty Enough to Leave on Your Counters
It definitely beats having a worn-down cardboard box on the counter.
Oct 29, 2022
Before and After: A Muffin Tin Goes from Crusty to Shiny, Thanks to This One-Ingredient Trick
You probably have this ingredient already.
Oct 25, 2022
This $30 Dish Rack Looks Wacky, but Is Totally Ingenious
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It's compact and stylish, too!
Jul 6, 2022
I Used to Stress About My Kitchen Knives … Until I Found This Beautiful Bamboo Organizer
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
A simple solution for $25.
Mar 23, 2022
The Splurgy Cheese I’m Eating All Winter Long
It's often touted as the "Holy Grail of soft cheese."
Jan 9, 2022