Title: Food Writer and Recipe Developer
Education: Smith College
Location: Portland, Oregon
Expertise: Cooking, Baking, Grilling, Beverages, Product reviews, Taste tests

Danielle Centoni is a food writer and recipe developer with more than two decades of experience as a food journalist writing about cooking, baking, and grilling, as well as cocktails, wine, and beer. She also has extensive experience conducting product reviews and taste tests. In addition to feature writing and recipe development for publications, she has written six cookbooks and contributed extensive editorial work to six others.


  • WSET Intermediate Course Passed with Distinction
  • James Beard Journalism Award recipient in 2016
  • Author of six cookbooks
  • Work appearing in Better Homes & Gardens, EatingWell, Conde Nast Traveler, The Kitchn, Spruce Eats, and Serious Eats, among many others



Danielle has been the food editor of The Oakland Tribune, food editor and writer at The Oregonian, senior editor at Imbibe Magazine and MIX Magazine, and editor of Eater Portland. As a freelance writer, her articles, recipes, taste tests, and comprehensive equipment reviews appear in a range of national publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, EatingWell, Conde Nast Traveler, The Kitchn, Spruce Eats, and Serious Eats, among many others. She has written six cookbooks and is working on her seventh.

Danielle has received the James Beard Journalism Award and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, and Les Dames d'Escoffier.


Danielle earned a B.A. degree in English from Smith College. She has also taken the WSET Intermediate Course in wine and spirits, passing with distinction.

About Better Homes & Gardens

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