Stephanie Stiavetti

Stephanie is a writer and cookbook author recovering from her former tech-startup life. On the side she's also a media consultant, specializing in all forms of digital goodness: audio, video, print, design, and social media.

After leaving the tech world nearly a decade ago, Stephanie made a career jump to her lifetime love, writing. She currently writes for the Huffington Post, KQED's Bay Area Bites, NPR, and other select media outlets. Her first cookbook,Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese, is due out in fall 2013 on Little, Brown with coauthor Garrett McCord.

Being a recovering techy leaves an indelible mark, and everything Stephanie does is infused with her deep fascination with digital technology. She has been blogging since 1999, before blog engines even existed and a great readership consisted of a handful of friends who occasionally thought to check out your site. In 2005 she started her first food blog, which she repurposed in 2007 to become The Culinary Life.

Stephanie can be called many things: food writer, essayist, professional recipe developer, cookbook author, social media consultant, videographer, documentary maker, website developer, archivist of life. Despite all of these titles, she most commonly responds to Steph.

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Gluten-Free Bakeries Bring Holiday Cheer

Gluten-Free Bakeries Bring Holiday Cheer

| November 30, 2010 | 19 Comments

December is just about here, which means that Bay Area gluten-free bakeries are beginning to roll out their fabulous holiday treats.

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The Ultimate Comfort Soup: Congee

The Ultimate Comfort Soup: Congee

| November 29, 2010 | 17 Comments

Congee is a creamy rice porridge that’s a staple in Asian cultures. Consisting of rice that’s been slowly cooked down to the point that the starches disintegrate, congee is warm, comforting, and easy to digest.

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Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegan-Style

Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegan-Style

| November 17, 2010 | 14 Comments

Vegans living in the Bay Area are lucky to be surrounded by great options for a cruelty-free Thanksgiving dinner. A recipe for Nutty Vegan Pumpkin Pie is included plus links to numerous tasty vegan alternative holiday recipes.

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

| November 13, 2010 | 46 Comments

So what did I miss most about Thanksgiving once I learned I was gluten intolerant? What was the first thing I just had to recreate so that I could enjoy this holiday like a normal person? You might laugh at the simplicity of my needs, but I’ll share anyways: it was the humble dinner roll.

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