Kristine Kidd

Cabin Life, Cooking, Improving Lives

Kristine Kidd | Fresh Gluten-Free Food

Come up to the mountains
and stay for a cabin meal

A Bon Appetit Editor Cooks at an Alpine Cabin
Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

Spring in the High Sierra
Turkish Eggs

We arrived at our cabin on a sunny but nippy day at the end of April. Twelve-foot-high snow banks still lined our driveway, four feet …

Cabin Life

Avalanche Threat
Kidney Bean Stew with Pickled Cabbage

This winter has been extreme at our cabin. We’d already gotten 8’ of snow, and more was in the forecast. An avalanche destroyed one house in our mountain community, did great damage to two more, and then stopped across the …

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Cabin Life

Entertaining Cabin Style
Pasta with Mushrooms and Italian Sausage

  Mountains of fresh snow lured us back up to our cabin after a mere week in the city. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon to discover our internet wasn’t working. This was President’s Day weekend, meaning we faced the …

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Cabin Life

A Community Shoveling Party
Chickpea, Butternut Squash and Harissa Soup

Our Alpine community was inundated by a blizzard this January. Nine atmospheric rivers flowed through the eastern Sierra, dumping about 8’ of snow over only a few days. Roads were closed, driveways and walkways were heaped too high to clear …

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Cooking Classes at a Homeless Housing Program
Cooking to Improve Lives

The Best Thanksgiving
Mushroom Sauce
Roast Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Molasses Butter
Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Accepting the invitation to Thanksgiving dinner at a relative’s home seemed weird—I always cook this meal—but, everyone would be there, so declining would have left …

Cooking to Improve Lives

Intro to These Classes
Easy Green Pozole
My Famous Guacamole

A lanky youth walked into the community room, eyes down, mumbling an incomprehensible reply to my welcome. Then an outgoing, smiling young man bursts in with an affable hello. Next, a guy who won’t make eye contact sneaks in. Our …

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Cooking to Improve Lives

Cooking is Caring
Chicken and Vegetable Pho
Crème Brûlée

While we were eating guacamole and pozole at the end of the first class, I asked what dishes the boys would like to learn to cook. I was totally unprepared for the sophisticated requests. No one mentioned spaghetti, stir-fried chicken, …

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Cooking to Improve Lives

What’s Good with You?
Cheese Omelettes
Mustard Vinaigrette
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

I’m learning that more than a bunch of easy, inexpensive recipes to recreate, the kids want good food experiences. So, not only am I going with the request for French Omelettes, but I decided to include a cheese tasting too. …

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About me

Kristine Kidd

I was Bon Appétit magazine’s Food Editor for 20 years, and it was my responsibility to fill its pages with delicious, modern and reliable recipes. I also developed many recipes for Bon Appétit, wrote a monthly column, often created the cover dishes, and was the resident food trends expert.
Then Bon Appetit moved to New York, and I stayed in Los Angeles with my husband, ending my career at the magazine. Since then I’ve written eight cookbooks and taught about food at UCLA, wellness resorts, and on small cruise ships. Twelve years ago, I developed celiac disease, which demanded a change to my diet. I began focusing on gluten-free food, and for me that means fresh gluten-free food so delicious even people who can eat wheat love it. Most recently, I blog about the adventures and food I cook at an alpine cabin and classes I teach at a homeless housing program.
Find this recipe for eggs nestled on a bed of mint yogurt and topped with a fragrant Aleppo butter on my blog, You’ll also be able to read about spring at our cabin in the high Sierra.
Find this recipe for eggs nestled on a bed of mint yogurt and topped with a fragrant Aleppo butter on
Here’s an easy to make gluten-free soda bread filled with robust whole grains and seeds. Find it at #cabincooking #cabinlife #seasonalcooking #bread
On a cold day, serve this Chickpea, Butternut Squash and Harissa soup to warm up friends and family. Find the recipe at #cabincooking #cabinlife #seasonalfood #seasonalcooking #soups
Enjoy these nachos with neighbors on a stormy day. Find the recipe on #cabincooking #cabinlife #iloveeasternsierras #seasonalcooking
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