Lauren Salkeld is a writer, editor, and recipe developer with twelve 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 stories featuring 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 Dale Talde’s Asian American, Meike Peters’ James Beard Award–winning Eat in My Kitchen, Anna Watson Carl’s The Yellow Table Cookbook, April Bloomfield’s A Girl and Her Greens, The Epicurious Cookbook, Beyond the Plate: Top Food Blogs from Around the World, and the recently published cookbook from The Cook’s Atelier. Lauren tests recipes for The New York Times, and has written for Today, Taste, Cherry Bombe, Yahoo, Gourmet Live, Tasting Table, Food & Wine, and Rodale's Organic Life.