Emily McKenna Emily is a food writer and former associate food editor at Real Simple. She brings more than a decade of experience in food media and cooking as a trained chef to her writing and recipe development. Highlights: * More than 10 years of experience as a trained chef, food editor, and recipe tester/developer * Work has been featured in Food52, Food & Wine, EatingWell, and more. * Contributed to several cookbooks including The Essential New York Times Cookbook and The Food52 Cookbook Vol 1 About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource 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.