Cyd McDowell Cyd is a food stylist, recipe developer and chef with over two decades in the culinary business. Highlights: * Worked at multiple New York restaurants as a cook, sous chef, and chef de cuisine * Worked as a food stylist for Bon Appetit, Food Network Magazine, Food and Wine, High 5, House Beautiful, Jamie Oliver, La Cucina Italiana, Rachel Ray, Real Simple, Southern Living, The Kitchn, and Weight Watcher * Food stylist to several cookbooks About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.