Kristy Alpert Kristy Alpert is an award-winning travel and lifestyle journalist. Her work has been featured in Esquire, Wine Enthusiast, Afar, Fodor's Travel, the Dallas Morning News, and more. Kristy is also an avid home cook and cookbook recipe testerExpertise: travel, recipe testing, fitness.Experience: Kristy Alpert passionately unearths stories about interesting flavors and recipes from around the globe. She was a food critic in Dallas before becoming a freelance writer in 2010. Kristy's appetite for adventure has led her to extracting the secrets of bread baking on Muhu Island, discovering Swiss beauty rituals on an alpine dairy farm, and uncovering ancient Georgian traditions for making qvevri wine. She has taste-tested snacks for Cosmopolitan, perfected recipes for Better Homes & Gardens, grilled celebrities on their home cooking hacks for Men's Health, and searched the world over for the most exciting wine tasting experiences for Food & Wine. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.