Kathy Gunst Kathy Gunst has been a food writer and editor and teacher for over 40 years. She won a James Beard award 2015 for Best Home Cooking in the Journalism award. IACP award for Best Radio and Best Short Essay. She is the Resident chef for NPR's Here and Now and the author of 16 cookbooks. In addition to Better Homes & Gardens, her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Eating Well, Culture, Yankee, Bon Appetit, and more. 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.