Meet The Kitchn Team: Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan

updated Jun 5, 2019
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Blogger: Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan
Started at The Kitchn: The very beginning!

If it weren’t for Sara Kate, The Kitchn wouldn’t exist! She began blogging about food, cooking, nourishment, and her own dinner parties in the autumn of 2005, and I and many others were hooked. She’s been a friend and an inspiration ever since. She brings a warmth and a graciousness to her recipes and her weekly emails, and we are all eagerly looking forward to her new book this winter! Read on for Sara Kate’s favorite kitchen tool, a great quote on food and cooking, and some delicious posts from her 2010 archives.


  1. What’s your favorite kitchen tool?
    My pizza stone probably gets the vote for the thing that makes the most difference. Though the same could be said for a sharp knife over a dull one. Though, come to think of it, life without a bench scraper is pretty inferior as well.

  2. What’s your secret indulgence in the kitchen?
    I tend to sneak pats of butter into things when no one is looking. I also recently bought myself a bottle of Argan Oil; that was a big indulgence!

  3. What’s your favorite quote on food, cooking, or eating?
    “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen all at once.” – Albert Einstein

    I think this is important to remember when cooking and eating. Take your time.

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Cherry Lambic Ice Cream Float (Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

See all of Sara Kate’s posts at The Kitchn

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Welcome to The Kitchn’s end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.
More of the Best of 2010

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