Sal Vaglica Title: Freelance Writer Education: Stony Brook University Location: Miller Place, New York Expertise: Equipment, Barbecue, Grilling Freelance writer and former Serious Eats equipment editor.Former senior editor at This Old House magazine.Bylines in Saveur, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Men's Health, Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine, and Men's Journal. Experience Sal Vaglica was Serious Eats' resident equipment expert from 2017–2018. A former senior editor at This Old House magazine, he has covered food, gear, and gardening for the likes of Saveur, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Men's Health, Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine, and Men's Journal. He spent summers manning the ovens of his family's Queens pizzeria before working at a German bakery for a couple of years after high school. He's really into barbecuing, grilling, and most things crunchy or acidic. 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.