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Katherine Sacks
Stories written by Katherine Sacks
Katherine Sacks is a Berlin-based freelance writer and recipe developer specializing in travel, food, lifestyle, and health topics. A graduate of Drexel University’s culinary arts department and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Katherine combines seven years of restaurant experience with her reporting and editing background. Her work has appeared in Chicago magazine, the Chicago-Sun Times, and FoodandWine.com, among other publications. She also contributes to culinary trade publication StarChefs.com, Forbes Travel Guide, and Snooth Eats, and blogs at LaVitaCucinare.com.

Spicy Peanut Cabbage and Chard Salad

Spicy Peanut Cabbage and Chard Salad

A Thai-inspired salad with a spicy, tangy dressing using ingredients already in your pantry. Easy peasy and great to toss with crunchy cabbage and chard.…

Blueberry Hazelnut Honey Financier

Blueberry Hazelnut Honey Financier

The combination of nutty butter and tart fruit is intoxicating. The cake is delicious warm, but also enjoyed cool, and makes a great picnic addition.…

Charred Lime Mojito

Charred Lime Mojito

Charred limes can be used for tacos, marinades, dressings, and cocktails, too. This mojito has an earthy flavor from the limes and added coconut water.…

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Sourdough Pizza Crust

It's time for a pizza party. With a sourdough pizza crust you can be sure to have a delicious flavorful crust.…

Tangy Pickled Eggs

Tangy Pickled Eggs

Tangy pickled eggs are a great snack, especially with brews to match. Their bright hue is a wonderful spring addition to table settings and adds a pop of flavor to salads.…

Egg, Braised Fennel & Pickled Onion Sandwiches

Egg, Braised Fennel & Pickled Onion Sandwiches

A light egg sandwich on a crusted bread with lemony, braised fennel and pickled onion.…

No-Knead Sourdough

No-Knead Sourdough

This no-knead sourdough bread does not take all day and has a nice thick, dark crust, and wonderful sour crumb.…

Healthy Hot Chocolate with Maca

Healthy Hot Chocolate with Maca

Hemp and maca powder make this hot chocolate beneficial to your health.…

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes

Fluffy sourdough pancakes, perfect for Valentine's Day Weekend.…

Delicious Whole Grains Vegetable Bowl with Miso Dressing

Delicious Whole Grains Vegetable Bowl with Miso Dressing

Delicious whole grains vegetable bowl with miso dressing is the perfect warm salad.…

Brown Sugar Roasted Squash, Buckwheat and Bacon Jus

Brown Sugar Roasted Squash, Buckwheat and Bacon Jus

A delicious composition, both easy on the eye and absolutely mouthwatering to taste.…

Apple-Gouda Quick Bread

Apple-Gouda Quick Bread

This cheesy bread makes a great side to winter's soups and stews or toasted with butter for breakfast or a snack.…

Queen’s Park Swizzle

Queen’s Park Swizzle

Serve this slightly sweet, spicy, and tart cocktail at your next celebration.…

Roasted Pear Butter

Roasted Pear Butter

The roasting adds a nice deep caramel flavor, and the natural pectins in the skin and seeds help thicken the butter to a creamy consistency. …

Plum and Chocolate Sacher Torte

Plum and Chocolate Sacher Torte

If you can find them, use fresh plums to make the puree in this super-fudgey cake, but if not, plum jam will also suffice.…

Zucchini and Roasted Tomato Tarte Tatin

Zucchini and Roasted Tomato Tarte Tatin

This savory take on a tarte tatin makes a comforting dinner all on its own or a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next dinner party.…

Zucchini Veggie Burgers

Zucchini Veggie Burgers

Top these homemade zucchini burgers with spicy mayo for a vegetarian meal that's so much better than frozen patties. …

Carrot Green and Sunflower Seed Pesto

Carrot Green and Sunflower Seed Pesto

Carrot greens and sunflower seeds are a new take on a versatile pesto spread that pairs well with hearty crackers.…

How to Make Cherry Clafoutis

How to Make Cherry Clafoutis

This baked pancake falls somewhere in between breakfast and dessert, serve it with syrup for a sweet take on the former or whipped cream for a rustic version of the latter.…

How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea

How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea

Rich in Vitamins A and C, mint also contains a number of minerals, making it a great addition to your morning cuppa.…

Strawberry Hugo Drink

Strawberry Hugo Drink

This German cocktail is definitely the drink of choice for the summer.…

Herb-scented Salt

Herb-scented Salt

Flavored salts are really nice to have around during the grilling season—they are perfect for rubbing on steaks or adding to fried chicken seasoning.…

Granola Bars

Granola Bars

The perfect snack - enjoy this awesome granola bars recipe from Katherine Sacks.…

Strawberry-Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry-Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

This is a warm, cozy way to start the day, with a nice contrast from the creamy and mushy oatmeal to crunchy nuts and of course the sweet strawberries.…

Rhubarb Gin and Tonic

Rhubarb Gin and Tonic

The rhubarb syrup, spiked with a touch of orange zest, gives the drink a beautiful pink hue, which is enough to brighten any day.…

Asparagus-Beet Salad with Tahini Dressing

Asparagus-Beet Salad with Tahini Dressing

The warm weather finally broke last week and with it came asparagus!…

Caramel-Apple Bread

Caramel-Apple Bread

The caramel gives a slightly bittersweet undertone, the apples create a moist crumb, and walnuts are always a nice crunch.…

Grapefruit Pound Cake

Grapefruit Pound Cake

Pound cake gets its name from a simple ratio of ingredients, which also makes it one of the easiest recipes to memorize.…

Caramelized Persimmon and Vanilla Yoghurt

Caramelized Persimmon and Vanilla Yoghurt

Fragrant yoghurt and crunchy pumpkin seeds help make persimmons the perfect snack.…