Carolyn Malcoun, Senior Food 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 as EatingWell's senior food editor. Carolyn’s culinary interest is rooted in her childhood; she grew up making thousands of Christmas cookies every year with her mom and picking leaves off bunches of parsley to make tabbouleh with her dad. Away from the kitchen, Carolyn enjoys seeking out rare craft beers and exploring the outdoors with her husband, 2-year-old daughter and dog.

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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