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Come up to the mountains
and stay for a cabin meal

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

Guatemalan Breakfast;
Cold but No Snow

This winter has been wicked cold at our cabin, a biting 3°F on some mornings, but we’ve had next to no snow. In some ways ...
Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

Vanilla-Cardamom Pear Butter;
Autumn in the Orchard

  I might love autumn in the Sierra even more than I love spring, summer and winter. We hike in brisk weather surrounded by an extravagant color display, caressed by gentle sunlight. In the mornings and evenings, we warm ourselves ...
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Cabin Life

Pasta with Carrot Top Pesto and Squash
The Magic of Organic Gardening

  I drove up to Bishop to attend a sustainable event at my favorite farm, Apple Hill Ranch. The day was sponsored by Farm to Crag, a non-profit organization that encourages rock climbers to eat local, sustainable food to help ...
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Cabin Life

Mixed Fruit Crisp;
Summer Camp at the Cabin

  Bishop refers to itself as a “Small Town with a Big Backyard.”  We are always grateful we get to play in that yard. In early August we escaped from LA to spend a week at our cabin, not far ...
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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.
Get ready for winter sports with this hearty breakfast of tortillas topped with cheese and eggs, pinto bean and tomato stew, and fried plantains. Find the recipe at
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Here’s a silky, fragrant vanilla-cardamom pear butter, great for your next cheese board. Find the recipe at #glutenfreerecipes #glutenfree #cabincooking #cabinlife #seasonalcooking
Make your own apple cider at Apple Hill Ranch this Saturday. You’ll have fun and the cider will be fresh and filled with great flavor!
#easternsierras #seasonalfood #seasonalcooking #kidfriendly #kidfriendlyfood #cabinlife #cabincooking
Picked at Apple Hill Ranch this morning. The produce is all amazing now!
#seasonlcooking #cabincooking #cabinlife #glutenfree
Picked at Apple Hill Ranch this morning!
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