Jen Karetnick

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jen Karetnick is an award-winning food writer, dining critic, and lifestyle journalist. The author/co-author of 20 books, including four cookbooks, she lived and worked on a historic mango grove in urban Miami for 20 years before moving to another historic Miami home located within a bird sanctuary. Her articles, essays, interviews, and more appear in publications including AllRecipes.com, TheAtlantic.com, HuffPost, Miami Herald, NPR, Shondaland, Southern Living, USA Today, and Women's Health & Fitness. An avid cook and gardener, she co-writes the garden-to-table newsletter Dishtillery with her sister. Karetnick holds two MFA degrees, one in poetry and one in fiction, and her creative work is also widely awarded and published. For more, see her on Instagram at @JenKaretnick, on Twitter at @Kavetchnik, or visit her website at jkaretnick.com.

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MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
The 12 Most Dangerous Mistakes You Can Make With Your Pool

Owning a swimming pool can be awesome. It’s also an awesome responsibility, as open standing water of any kind is a potential safety hazard. Anyone can slip and fall on the pool deck and ...

MARCH 8, 2022 | TUESDAY
6 Foods You Should Never Vacuum Seal

Vacuum sealers are lifesavers, particularly for those with busy schedules. These useful appliances preserve, protect, and prolong the shelf life of food in the pantry, refrigerator, and f...

FEBRUARY 28, 2022 | MONDAY
Everything You Need to Become a Grill Master This Summer

Grilling, for some, is a way of life. You might choose to cook on an indoor or outdoor grill, sear on high heat, or smoke food slowly using gas or charcoal. Any of these can easily become...

JANUARY 31, 2022 | MONDAY
How to Dispose of Bacon Grease: 4 Solutions That’ll Save Your Plumbing

Q: I have a pan full of bacon grease. Is it OK to just wash it down the drain with a little soap?A: Unless you enjoy having the plumber over as a frequent guest, you should never dump bac...

NOVEMBER 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
I Tried Char-Broil's The Big Easy To "Fry" My Turkey: Did It Work?

We like big birds and we cannot lie. We also enjoy big steaks, big fish, and even a suckling pig on occasion. But mostly, when we’re cooking in the backyard, my husband and I choose a who...

NOVEMBER 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Deep Frying a Turkey

I’ve wasted a lot of time roasting turkeys. By wasted, I don’t mean the turkeys weren’t delicious. I marinated, basted, brined, injected with vinaigrettes and broths, hid slivers of garli...

OCTOBER 29, 2021 | FRIDAY
ThermoPro TP20 Meat Thermometer: Is It Worth It?

Living in Miami, my husband and I have two kitchen setups that we use year-round. One setup is outdoors with a grill and a smoker, and the other is indoors with a gas stove, a rotisserie,...