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Cook in Residence
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Ever since TASTE’s Cook in Residence program first launched in 2017, the editors have taken the opportunity to hand the mic over to an up-and-coming pastry chef, pop-up cook, caterer, or emerging recipe developer who we’ve noticed has something to say. This gives our many readers the chance to look at the world of home cooking and food culture through new eyes, and to refresh their own kitchen routines.

TASTE’s latest Cook in Residence, Amethyst Ganaway, is a Charleston-based cook, recipe developer, and writer with a knack for breaking down blue crabs in a matter of seconds. To get to know her, check out our introductory Q&A. To follow along with some of the essays and recipes she’ll be sharing over the coming weeks, and for updates about future cooks in residence, make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter.

Jenn de la Vega

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Jenn de la Vega

When she’s not cooking pop-ups and weddings, the author of the book Showdown is writing for her blog, Randwiches, and serving as editor-at-large of Put a Egg on It, an irreverent zine about cooking and eating.

Meet Therese Nelson

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Meet Therese Nelson

Nelson has passions that extend beyond professional cooking. She founded blackculinaryhistory.com, writing in the wee hours after long days in the kitchen not only as her own personal catharsis but also as a way to centralize all things black foodways. While writing the blog on and off over the past nine years, Nelson has curated a network of global black chefs that she calls “expansive, diverse, and dope.”

A Salad, a Condiment, a Sandwich Filling

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A Salad, a Condiment, a Sandwich Filling

Like sauerkraut and Indian pickle, Filipino atchara started out as a way of preserving vegetables, like green papaya, without refrigeration. Today it’s a favorite crunchy topping for pulled pork, or it can be eaten as a salad on its own.

The Kitchens of Karachi

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The Kitchens of Karachi

As someone who grew up in Islamabad, went to college in Lahore, and has traveled extensively across Pakistan, a writer can say, with certainty, that Karachi is the best food city in Pakistan.