Irvin Lin Education: Washington University Location: San Francisco, CA Expertise: Baking, American Food, Southern/Comfort Cuisine, Midwest Food Irvin is a critically acclaimed cookbook author. His first cookbook "Marbled, Swirled, and Layered" was chosen as one of the best baking cookbooks of 2016 in the New York Times and highlighted in Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, Library Journal and Booklist.Highlights:He is an IACP-award winning photographer and an IACP-nominated blogger and blue ribbon baker.His blog Eat the Love was nominated by Saveur magazine in the category of Best Baking Blog 2011. Experience Irvin's first cookbook "Marbled, Swirled, and Layered" was chosen as one of the best baking cookbooks of 2016 in the New York Times as well as featured in Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, Library Journal and Booklist. His blog Eat the Love has been nominated by Saveur magazine in the category of Best Baking Blog 2011, as well as IACP-nominated for best baking blog 2016. Irvin won the IACP photography contest Best in Show in 2013.Irvin has taught cooking classes and workshops at various outlets, including Macy's Basement, San Francisco Cooking School, and the Pinterest Headquarters. Eat the Love was established in 2010. He started contributing to The Spruce Eats in 2022.Irvin's best piece of cooking advice: Taste and add salt to the dish as you cook. If the dish tastes flat, it usually needs salt to enhance the flavor. Education Irvin has a BA in English Literature and a BFA in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis. 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.