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A longtime food and travel writer, Kathy Hunt’s work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and in such magazines as VegNews and BackHome and at epicurious.com. She is the author of the seafood cookbook "Fish Market” (Running Press, 2013), which Weight Watchers dubbed “one of the top ten books to give and receive in 2013.” National Public Radio’s Kitchen Table also shortlisted “Fish Market” for “best gift for the beach cottage.”
Kathy was a contributing writer for the food encyclopedia “Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl” (Greenwood, 2008) and to an upcoming book on craft brewers and distillers. Currently she is writing the nonfiction book "Herring: A Global History" for Reaktion Books.
Along with writing, Kathy works as a cooking instructor, recipe tester, lecturer and photographer.  She can be found at KitchenKat.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. An alumnus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she holds two Master of Science degrees. Kathy divides her time between Manhattan and an 1801 farmhouse in suburban Philadelphia.

Squid stir-fry. Credit: Copyright 2016 Kathy Hunt

For as long as I can remember, I’ve encouraged cooking students, friends and fellow diners to opt for squid over octopus. In return they

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Sliced Lamingtons. Credit: Copyright 2017 Kathy Hunt

After a season of baking and gorging on gooey cookies and cakes, the last thing I want to think about is more rich sweets.

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Serving punch at a holiday party is an easy way to keep the drinks flowing. Credit: Copyright 2016 Kathy Hunt

If I’ve learned one thing from throwing holiday parties, it’s this: I have neither the time nor the space to mix individual cocktails. When

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Anzac biscuits. Credit: Copyright 2016 Kathy Hunt

People say travel broadens the mind. In my experience it also expands the palate and occasionally the waistline. Such was the case when visiting

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Cinnamon chouquettes. Credit: Copyright 2016 Kathy Hunt

At one time, if I wanted a handful of airy, pearl-sugar-encrusted chouquettes, I’d have to either scrimp and save for a trip to France

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Fresh mackerel. Credit: Copyright 2016 Kathy Hunt

By now, most consumers have heard about community-supported agriculture, or CSA. With a CSA you purchase a share in a local farm at the

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Tater Tots, long a staple of school lunches, have been elevated to gourmet fare by some chefs. Credit: Copyright 2016 Kathy Hunt

It’s the side dish of my childhood, what school cafeterias invariably paired with burgers, sloppy Joes, hot ham-and-cheese sandwiches and sundry other entrée staples.

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The Christmas market in Antwerp, Belgium. Credit: Copyright 2015 Kathy Hunt

In spite of recent tragedies and unrest in Europe, a beloved, centuries-old tradition continues this holiday season. From the United Kingdom to Eastern Europe

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