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Susan B. Barnes

Susan B. Barnes has written about food and travel for Food & Wine since 2018. She has been published in AARP magazine, Allrecipes, Condé Nast Traveler, Garden & Gun, Global Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and more.

Expertise: Lifestyle, Travel

Expertise: Susan B. Barnes has more than 20 years of professional writing experience in the food, travel, and lifestyle spaces. She comes by her love of exploring the world naturally, having been an Army brat and living in seven different places across the U.S. before she finished high school. She enjoys sharing stories from her backyard in Florida, as well as those from across the country and around the world. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors as well as the Society of American Travel Writers.
We checked in with chefs and experts for their knife sharpening tips—from easy-DIY tips to more professional methods.
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A well-stocked pantry can help make holiday entertaining easier when everything you need is within reach. In addition to the olives, dried fruits and holiday spices you likely already have on-hand, we asked chefs for ideas of what they stock in their pantries, and best uses for each.
To jump start your holiday snack dinner, take a look at these chef-inspired ideas, choose what looks appetizing and start creating your own pick-a-mix menu.
For ideas on how to create a kitchen that doubles as an entertaining hub, we checked in with two expert hostesses.
Sometimes all it takes to go home for the holidays is gathering around the table with your favorite foods.
Top picks from a veteran travel writer, who's always on the go.
We talked to some chefs to get a feel for what they seek out when when choosing serrated knives—as well as to find out which knives they use themselves.
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We talked to some chefs to get a feel for what they seek out when when choosing serrated knives—as well as to find out which knives they use themselves.