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
Cabin Life

The First Snow
Warming Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Drizzle

  Steve was heading off on a business trip, leaving me the big decision of where to spend the week without him: in Los Angeles …


An Explosion of Color
Apple Cornbread with Walnut-Brown Sugar Topping

The east side of the Sierra reliably displays an explosion of color during the first two weeks of October. After moving to Los Angeles from Vermont, and New York before that, each October I’d be filled with a deep seeded …

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Cabin Life

Fall In The High Sierra
White Bean and Mushroom Stew

  On a bright autumn day, it is easy to see why John Muir called the Sierra “The Range of Light.” The aspen trees shimmer in hews of yellow, gold and flame orange, their falling leaves settle on nearby pines …

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Cabin Life

Trail Adventure
Super Easy Bell Pepper and Red Onion Pizza on Broccoli Crust

The air was crystal clear, the sky a true Sierra blue, the temp around 73°F, a perfect day to take our guests, Blas and Vanessa, on a hike to our favorite high mountain lake. The dogs zoomed ahead while the …

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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.
Read about the Thanksgiving feast we cooked at our class for disadvantaged youth and adults at Venice Community Housing on my blog #venice community housing #thanksgiving
Here’s a luxurious pumpkin pie. With its crispy ginger snap crust and creamy brown sugar and spice laced filling, this is bound to become a family classic. No one will notice that it’s gluten free. Find it at Kristine, search “pumpkin pie.” #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdinner #cabinlife #cabincooking
This gluten-free cornbread stuffing filled with Andouille sausage, red bell peppers and pecans is so good, it will become everyone’s favorite. For my recipe, go to and search “stuffing.”#thanksgiving #thanksgivingdinner #cabinlife #glutenfreerecipes
Check out this grilled turkey on Kristine, and then search “turkey.” #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdinner
Check out this Warming Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Drizzle at It’s perfect for this stormy weather.#cabinlife #seasonalfood #seasonaleating #iloveeasternsierras #bishopvisitorcenter
Click on the link to my blog for the recipe for this scrumptious Apple Cornbread with Walnut-Brown Sugar Topping. #cabinlife #cabincooking #seasonalfood #iloveeasternsierra #bishop #owensvalley #eastersierra #inyocounty
Find this hearty white bean and mushroom stew on my blog #cabinlife #seasonalcooking #ilovetheeasternsierra #inyocounty #owensvalley #easternsierra #bishop #soupseason
Find this super easy gluten-free pizza topped with caramelized onions and peppers on #seasonalfood #seasoalcooking #easyrecipes #cabincooking #opennaturepizza
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