Amanda Marsteller

Amanda is an associate producer in food television and editor of mobile culinary apps. While new recipes and restaurants enrich her everyday eating, she finds a certain thrill in exploring the public library's historic menu collection and reveling in the dishes of days gone by. With the Brooklyn Bridge in view, she believes that her borough is one of the most exciting locales to experience food, in both the present and the past. She also pens a blog called The Choy Luck Club, in which she shares the bounty of community-supported agriculture.

Dulce de Leche Tapioca Pudding

Dulce de Leche Tapioca Pudding

Beyond the sad pudding cups in a grocery store corner, this pudding is rich with dulce de leche and pairs well with a tart fruit.

Red Wine Linguine

Tippled Red Wine Linguine

Seeking a way to infuse your Valentine’s dinner with more romantic hues? This simple pasta dish will redden up your table right and quick.

Caribbean Black Cake

A richly-hued improvement on standard fruitcake, sticky with rum-soaked fruit and scented with island spices.