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

Gathering with Neighbors when Snowed In
Abundant Vegetable Nachos

      The falling snow was relentless, beautiful and magical, but relentless. We alternated shoveling the entrances to our cabin and keeping the driveway …

Cabin Life

How to Keep Warm During a Snow Storm
White Bean, Kale and Parmesan Stew

A storm that dropped three feet of snow over 24 hours had us cabin bound, except for brief periods outside to shovel snow and run the snow blower up and down the driveway.  Temps hovered around 8°F before bed and …

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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 or at our cabin high up in the Sierra mountains. That was an easy choice, …

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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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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.
Enjoy these nachos with neighbors on a stormy day. Find the recipe on #cabincooking #cabinlife #iloveeasternsierras #seasonalcooking
Snowy night in the high Sierra. #visitbishopca
Chicken Pho for a cold snowy day. #cabinlife cabin cooking #seasonalcooking #ilovetheeasternsierras #souprecipe
Chicken Pho for a cold snowy day. #cabin cooking #seasonal cooking
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
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