Title: Contributor

Location: New York, New York

Education: B.A. in English Language and Literature, Tulane University; Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts, Baking, The French Culinary Institute

Expertise: Recipes, baking, cooking techniques, cookbooks
- 8 years on staff at Epicurious
- Edited more than a dozen cookbooks


Lauren Salkeld is a New York City-based freelance writer and editor focusing on food and lifestyle content and specializing in recipes and cookbooks. Lauren regularly tests recipes for The New York Times and has written for EatingWell, The Kitchn, Today, Food & Wine, MyRecipes, Tasting Table, Chocolatier and other publications and websites.

She spent a decade working for food magazines and websites and uses her culinary and editorial background to help chefs and food personalities share their recipes and stories by writing and editing cookbooks.

She's worked on numerous cookbooks, including The Cook's Atelier by Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini (Abrams, 2018), Meike Peters' James Beard Award–winning Eat in My Kitchen (Prestel, 2016) and Maman, The Cookbook: All-Day Recipes to Warm Your Heart (Clarkson Potter, 2021).

Lauren has extensive experience working with international authors, serving as the editor for My Aromatic Kitchen by Kille Enne (Prestel, 2017) and as the American copy editor for Wild: Adventure Cooking by Sarah Glover (Prestel, 2018) and To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories from the Heart by Hetty McKinnon (Prestel, 2021).

She manages part of the Harvest Time in Harlem program at the Storefront Academy, where elementary school children are introduced to local and seasonal ingredients, healthy eating and cooking.

Prior to launching her freelance career, Lauren spent eight years at Epicurious, overseeing recipe development, testing and editing, as well as writing and editing features with the likes of Dorie Greenspan, Melissa Clark, Ina Garten, Gabrielle Hamilton, Sam Sifton and Rose Levy Beranbaum. 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 the Epicurious Summer Entertaining Video Series.

About EatingWell

EatingWell, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, has been publishing award-winning journalism about food, nutrition and sustainability since 1990. Our mission is to share flavor-packed recipes from around the world, celebrating fresh ingredients and the farmers, artisans and chefs who bring them to our table. Through science-backed nutrition advice and smart stories about sustainability, we help readers live their best lives. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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