Pam Krauss

Pam Krauss is the publisher of an eponymous imprint at Penguin Random House and works with such authors as Alice Waters, Ina Garten, Giada De Laurentiis, and Mark Bittman.
Author Ramona Ausubel’s Midnight Writing Snack
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
May 24, 2019
Author Stephanie Danler’s Midnight Writing Snack
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
May 24, 2019
Author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s Midnight Writing Snack
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
May 24, 2019
Author Terry McMillan’s Midnight Writing Snack
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
May 24, 2019
Author Elinor Lipman’s Midnight Writing Snack
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
May 24, 2019
Tyler Florence, Mark Bittman, and 3 Other Chefs Share the Affordable Knives They Love
To most chefs, a good knife is the essential kitchen tool. So it’s no wonder why Top Chef‘s famous send off is “Chef, please pack your knives and leave.” Those contestants may be willing to be parted from their friends, family, and restaurants for weeks, but nothing comes between them and their knives. Surprisingly, though, chefs don’t get all snobby when asked to recommend knives on the less pricey end of the scale.
May 24, 2019
My Zero-Waste Week: What I Learned from Cutting Down on Food Packaging
After a week of making a concerted effort to reduce the food packaging that came into — and went out of — my home, I realized there was plenty of low-hanging fruit to pluck: having my groceries double-bagged when I was too distracted (or just plain slow) to fish my nylon market bag out of my purse; the extra utensils, napkins, and condiments that came along with my takeout; the countless small plastic bags I used to transport items from the bulk bins to my canisters at home.
May 1, 2019
My Zero-Waste Week: Why I Tried to Completely Eliminate Food Packaging from My Kitchen
With so much being written these days about food waste, comparatively less is written about the wastefulness of food packaging. Yet food packaging waste accounts for at least as much as, if not more than, food waste. From complex, tri-fold plastic egg cartons to snack-friendly boxes of individually wrapped apple slices, it’s not uncommon to find two or more layers of “protection” between us and the food we eat.
May 1, 2019
My Zero-Waste Week: How I Eliminated Food Packaging at Home
The first step in my week of cutting down on food packaging was to take a hard look at my household of two, which seems to generate a lot more trash than I would like. I realized that even though I was doing a pretty good job of reusing and recycling, reducing the amount of waste I brought into the house in the first place was an area for improvement.
May 1, 2019
Why You Should Pay a Pro to Sharpen Your Knives
For years I had my knives sharpened by a grizzled older gentleman who occasionally drove through my neighborhood in a converted Mr. Softee truck, ringing his bell to summon customers and using the same grinding wheel to hone everything from paring knives to hedge clippers. I loved the price (low) and the convenience (house calls!
May 1, 2019
The Most Important Thing to Know About Storing Your Knife
You finally took the plunge and invested in a good knife — or maybe a few good knives. Either way, you’ve spent good money and your blades deserve a storage place that will keep their edges pristine for as long as possible. Here’s what not to do, and three ways to do it right. Tossing your knives in a drawer along with other kitchen gadgets and cutlery is a lousy idea.
May 1, 2019
8 Tips for Buying Allergy-Friendly Halloween Goodies
If you plan to take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween, good for you. Making non-food items available to trick or treaters is not just a thoughtful gesture of inclusion for kids whose allergies would otherwise prevent them from joining in the fun, but it’s also just a great idea — period. Non-edibles don’t spoil or cause tooth decay, and can provide a fun reminder of the special night long after the costume and face paints go back in the dress-up box.
May 1, 2019
What Do Teal Pumpkins Mean on Trick-or-Treat Night?
Have you noticed a proliferation of teal-hued pumpkins adorning the steps and porches in your neighborhood? No, you haven’t stumbled into a particularly ardent enclave of Martha Stewart acolytes. These bright turquoise jack-o’-lanterns, whether a simple paper cutout or an actual pumpkin that’s been given a fresh coat of paint, indicate a home that is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.
May 1, 2019
My Zero-Waste Week: How I Cut Down on Food Packaging When Eating (or Taking) Out
During my week of zero-packaging experimentation, I quickly realized that food shopping was not the only avenue for reducing waste; takeout food and the containers it came in were adding significantly to the pile of trash I generated each day. Of course the easiest (and probably healthiest) way to address that problem is by skipping takeout entirely and packing up leftovers from my nightly meals to tote to the office for lunch, but sometimes that’s just not possible.
Apr 28, 2016