Lauren Salkeld is a freelance writer and editor and a recipe developer and tester. She’s worked on numerous cookbook projects, including testing and editing the recipes for The Cook’s Atelier by Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini and editing Meike Peters’ James Beard Award–winning Eat in My Kitchen and Anna Watson Carl’s The Yellow Table Cookbook. Lauren has worked with numerous international authors, serving as the American copy editor for My Aromatic Kitchen by Kille Enne, Wild: Adventure Cooking by Sarah Glover, and Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day by Hetty McKinnon. Lauren regularly tests recipes for The New York Times, and has written for Today, Taste, Cherry Bombe, Yahoo, Epicurious, Gourmet Live, Tasting Table, Chocolatier, and Foodandwine.com.

Prior to launching her freelance career, Lauren spent eight years at Epicurious, overseeing recipe development, testing, and editing, and writing and editing features with the likes of Dorie Greenspan, Melissa Clark, Ina Garten, Gabrielle Hamilton, Sam Sifton, Rose Levy Beranbaum, and Nick Malgieri. Before that, Lauren was on staff at Bon Appétit and earned a Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts from The French Culinary Institute. She's also appeared on CNN, Weekend Today in New York, and CBS New York’s 2 in the Kitchen, as well as in Epicurious’ Summer Entertaining Video Series.