Carolyn Malcoun, Contributing Editor

A graduate of New England Culinary Institute and University of Wisconsin with a degree in journalism, Carolyn pairs her long-standing love for food with writing for EatingWell and other magazines. Carolyn’s culinary interest is rooted in her childhood; she comes from a family where food is more than mere sustenance, but a healthy and satisfying way of life. Away from the kitchen, Carolyn enjoys quality Frisbee-tossing-time spent with her dog Kayla, canoeing, getting active outdoors and home-brewing craft beer. Carolyn and her family live in Maine.

10 Questions for Carolyn Malcoun

What is your favorite food?
CM: It’s a toss up between pizza and just about any Mexican food.

What is your least favorite food?
CM: Brain. Yep. It has the texture of seared whipped cream. Eew.

What is your favorite EatingWell recipe?
CM: That’s not a fair question! I love so many of our recipes it’s hard to pick just one. I actually do make EatingWell recipes at home, several times a week. Go-to ones for me are Vietnamese Beef & Noodle Soup, Bean Bolognese, Easy Salmon Cakes, Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa, Warm Chicken Sausage & Potato Salad, Penne with Vodka Sauce & Capicola, Roasted Corn with Basil-Shallot Vinaigrette, Chipotle Cheddar Chard…. See, I really can’t answer this! Oh, and I always have a jar of Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette in my fridge.

What is your pet’s name?
CM: Kayla is my dog.

What is your favorite thing about working for EatingWell?
CM: I get paid to think about food all day!

What initially sparked your interest in food and nutrition?
CM: My family is all about food—I’ve been surrounded by good food my whole life.

What do you like to do during your time off?
CM: Cook for my friends and family, hike, run, camp, bike, cross-country ski, snowshoe, travel.

What is your guiltiest culinary pleasure?
CM: Cheese—but it’s only a guilty pleasure when I eat too much of it.

What is your favorite international fare?
CM: Mexican, closely followed by Vietnamese.

What three adjectives best describe your EatingWell experience?
CM: Inspiring, engaging, worthwhile.

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