Lauren Salkeld is a writer, editor, and recipe developer and tester with fourteen years of experience. After earning a Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts from The French Culinary Institute, Lauren worked at Bon Appétit, where she wrote about cooking trends, new ingredients, restaurants, and culinary travel. She then 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. 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.  

Lauren is now a freelance writer and editor, based in Brooklyn, New York. She’s worked on numerous cookbook projects, including Meike Peters’ James Beard Award–winning Eat in My Kitchen, The Cook’s Atelier by Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini, North Wild Kitchen by Nevada Berg, Wild: Adventure Cooking by Sarah Glover, Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day by Hetty McKinnon, and The Yellow Table Cookbook by Anna Watson Carl. Lauren tests recipes for The New York Times, and has written for Today, Taste, Cherry Bombe, Yahoo, Gourmet Live, Tasting Table, The Feast, Food & Wine, and Rodale's Organic Life.