Nicole Rufus

Assistant Food Editor

Brooklyn, NY

Nicole is the Assistant Food Editor at Kitchn. She writes about recipes as well as developing some of her own. You can usually find her playing around in the kitchen or online “window” shopping. She currently resides in Brooklyn and is getting her master’s in Food Studies.
This Make-Ahead Summer Salad Is the Best Upgrade to My Favorite Pantry Staple
You’ll want to eat it all summer long.
May 28, 2023
These BBQ “Ribs” Are Budget-Friendly, Extra-Meaty, and Delightfully Hands-Off
A recipe that basically makes itself.
May 25, 2023
This Plantain Frittata Is an Ode to My Favorite Nigerian Breakfast
Plus, it’s budget-friendly!
May 11, 2023
This Easy Capellini Pasta Is Perfect When You Feel Like Doing the Bare Minimum
You probably have the ingredients already!
Apr 26, 2023
Grandbaby Cakes’ Banana Tarte Tatin Is the Easiest Showstopper Dessert I Know
It’s a gorgeous, caramelized dream.
Apr 24, 2023
My Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich Calls for One Clever Ingredient
Meet your forever fried chicken sandwich.
Apr 22, 2023
My Favorite Gluten-Free Dish Is Actually Centuries Old
I make it regularly, even though I am not even gluten-free!
Apr 19, 2023
Mississippi Mud Cake Makes Marshmallows the Star
It one-ups every other chocolate cake.
Apr 10, 2023
Seafood Gumbo Is Comfort Food on Every Level
It makes for the most delicious leftovers.
Mar 3, 2023
Everyone Should Know About Malinda Russell, the First African American Cookbook Author
Her cookbook is truly a piece of Black history.
Feb 27, 2023
This Yeasted Cornmeal Coffee Cake Is My Way of Celebrating Black Baking
It’s inspired by Malinda Russell, the first African American cookbook author.
Feb 27, 2023
Banana Coffee Cake Is a Heavenly Breakfast Mash-Up
The cinnamon-walnut streusel is a game-changer.
Feb 25, 2023
70 Christmas Dinner Ideas for However You Celebrate This Year
This Christmas, the only rule is that there are no rules.
Dec 15, 2022
65+ of Our Favorite Christmas Desserts to Get into the Holiday Spirit
Bring on the peppermint, eggnog, and gingerbread.
Dec 14, 2022
This Standing Rib Roast Recipe Promises Juicy, Flavorful Results Every Time
It will instantly be the star of any holiday table.
Dec 8, 2022
Two Italian Brothers Slid into My DMs and Shared the Secret to the Best Focaccia
Not to be dramatic, but the results were kind of mind-blowing.
Dec 1, 2022
85+ Easy and Delicious Cookies to Bake This Holiday Season
There's a Christmas cookie out there for everyone.
Nov 28, 2022
32 Best Recipes to Use Up Leftover Turkey
Get creative by treating your leftover turkey like shredded chicken.
Nov 25, 2022
Field Greens and Poached Pear Salad Is a Thanksgiving Side That Steals the Show
The only Thanksgiving salad you'll ever need.
Nov 22, 2022
Ina Garten’s Chicken in a Pot with Orzo Is the Best, Bougiest Chicken Noodle Soup Ever
My Bachelor in Paradise watch group gave this dish a resounding 10/10.
Nov 11, 2022
The Super-Simple Secret to the Crispiest Oven-Roasted Potatoes
It's an easy side you can always count on.
Oct 29, 2022
Cranberry Orange Muffins Are the Perfect Make-Ahead Breakfast
They're just sweet enough, with a little zing from the cranberries to really perk you up.
Oct 29, 2022
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Are Soft, Chewy, and Abundantly Chocolatey
Calling all chocolate-lovers!
Oct 28, 2022
Molly Yeh’s Latest Cookbook Is Full of Cozy, Comforting Recipes
We chatted with Molly Yeh about creating her third cookbook and what she and her family are eating these days.
Oct 7, 2022
Nothing Says "I Love You" Like Lasagne alla Bolognese
When words fail, let food do the talking.
Aug 29, 2022
Make This Crispy Roasted Okra Your Daily Serving of Greens
All we are saying ... is give okra a chance!
Aug 27, 2022
These Soft, Buttery Tea Cakes Are Like a Warm Hug
Simple, sweet, and very Southern.
Aug 26, 2022
The Surprising Ingredient That Makes for the Most Sensational Lemon Chicken
"I will admit that, like many folks in the comment sections, I was a bit skeptical."
Aug 1, 2022
Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Is the Upgrade Your Seafood Needs
This Old Bay copycat might be better than the original.
Jul 29, 2022
Frozen Hot Chocolate Is the Best Way to Beat the Summer Heat
One ingredient puts this recipe above all others.
Jul 23, 2022
Stone Fruit Panzanella Is the Salad of the Summer
If your goal is to make just one really great and memorable summer salad, this is the one!
Jul 13, 2022
Nicole Taylor's New Book Celebrates Juneteenth and the Joy of Black Cooking
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Nicole about her Juneteenth celebrations, her process for developing the book, and some of her favorite recipes.
Jun 13, 2022
Nutty, Spicy Beef Suya Transports Me to Nigeria
Calling all spice-lovers.
Jun 9, 2022
Smashed Brussels Sprouts Are Tender, Crispy, and So Much Fun to Make
Move over, smashed potatoes.
May 21, 2022
25 Delicious Dinners That Start with Italian Sausage
Pasta is just the beginning.
May 9, 2022
Chicken and Pasta Are a Match Made in Heaven
Proof that chicken and pasta really do go together.
May 5, 2022