Photo of Kate Heddings
Photo of Kate Heddings

Kate Heddings

Kate Heddings is a seasoned food writer and editor with a deep understanding of chefs, restaurants, and recipes. She's authored three cookbooks, including "Hungry Games". With the exception of raw onions, Kate will eat just about anything, though desserts are her sweet spot.

Expertise: Recipe Development, Cookbook Writing

Experience: Kate Heddings has more than two decades of food media experience. She attended the French Culinary Institute while working at a bakery and doing catering gigs. After spending time in the test kitchen at Saveur, Kate shifted to the kitchens at Martha Stewart, where she tested and developed recipes, wrote for the magazine and cookbooks, and assisted on print and TV shoots. She transitioned into more of an editorial role at the cookbook division of William Morrow before working as a food editor at Food & Wine for 17 years. Kate has written for multiple outlets, consulted on a variety of food-related businesses, and authored/co-authored three cookbooks.
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