Carrie Havranek Education: Rutgers University, M.A. New York University, Institute of Integrative Nutrition Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania Carrie Havranek has been writing and editing for over 20 years, with a focus on food, travel, and wellness.HighlightsAuthor, Tasting Pennsylvania, 2019Food writer and editor, culinary instructor, recipe developer for 10+ yearsContributor to numerous publications, including Edible Philly and the Kitchn, and has developed and edited recipes for Simply Recipes, Lehigh Valley Style, and Clean Plates Omnimedia. Experience While Carrie is a freelance contributor to publications like the Kitchn, Frommer's, and Edible Philly, she has also worked as Associate Editor for Simply Recipes and written a bimonthly restaurant column for Lehigh Valley Style.Havranek published her first cookbook in 2019, called Tasting Pennsylvania. It includes over one hundred recipes from professional kitchens all over the state. She has written recipes and articles for her own website, the Dharma Kitchen, since 2014. Here is where Havranek combines her love for cooking, wellness, and yoga. 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.