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Carina Finn

Commerce Editor

Carina Finn is a Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based writer who owns entirely too many vintage cookbooks. After earning an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, she moved back to NYC and worked as a cook before eventually finding her way back to writing. She was previously a staff writer for The Infatuation and an editor at Food Network Magazine and Bustle. When she's not cooking and writing about food, she writes books for young readers. Her debut middle grade novel, Feast and Famine: The Last Great Heir, will be published by Sourcebooks in 2025.

Everything You Need for Perfectly Crispy Bacon in the Oven

Easy, mess-free path to your Goldilocks bacon starts with the oven. 

Why Do Recipes Call for Unsalted Butter?

It comes down to one thing: control. 

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Raspberry swirl cheesecake is better with homemade raspberry purée and an easy brown butter crust.

The Real Difference Between European and American Butter

The difference between European and American butters all comes down to the percentages of butterfat, water, and milk solids.