Title: Food Expert
Education: Oregon State University, UC Berkeley
Location: San Francisco, California
Expertise: Food writer, Recipe developer, Cookbook author, Food editor

Elaine Johnson, food expert for Better Homes & Gardens, is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and food writer for publications such as Yummly, Food52, and Sunset.


  • Co-authored the books Camp Sunset and The Great Outdoors Cookbook
  • Writes and creates food recipe videos for Yummly
  • Co-hosted an outdoor cooking series for Curious.com
  • Presented cooking demos at Sunset Celebration Weekend
  • Writes food articles and recipes for Food52 and Better Homes & Gardens


Elaine Johnson, food expert for Better Homes & Gardens, has 15 years of experience as a food writer and recipe developer. She is passionate about sharing a love of cooking and the great outdoors. Elaine co-authored the books The Great Outdoors Cookbook and Camp Sunset.

As the senior content editor for Yummly, Elaine not only wrote for the magazine, but she also worked with her team to produce a robust collection of food recipe videos. She presented cooking demonstrations at Sunset Celebration Weekend and co-hosted a ten-segment video series on outdoor cooking for Curious.com.

Elaine also contributes to a number of brands as a food expert, including Better Homes & Gardens and Food52.

About Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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