Kristy Alpert Kristy Alpert has spent nearly two decades as a freelance travel writer and food editor, gathering recipes and stories from the more than 86 countries she's visited. Her bylines have appeared in Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Esquire, Men's Health, Cosmopolitan, AFAR, TripSavvy, Better Homes & Gardens, American Way, The New York Daily News, and more. She is also a former editor at Cosmopolitan, D Magazine, Dallas Child, and AvidGolfer.Kristy is passionate about unearthing stories about interesting flavors and recipes from around the world. She was a food critic in Dallas, Texas, before moving on to the freelance world, where she has since lived on three continents and visited all seven. Kristy's appetite for adventure has led her to extracting the secrets of bread baking on Muhu Island, discovering Swiss beauty rituals on an alpine dairy farm, and unearthing ancient Georgian traditions for making qvevri wine. Along with her passion for journalistic storytelling, Kristy is also an E-RYT200 certified yoga instructor, earning her certification while living in Bali, Indonesia, before studying advanced techniques in Rishikesh, India.Kristy is an avid home cook and recipe tester, where she is always armed with a timer and a kitchen scale. She takes far too much joy in admiring her spice cabinet, which includes juniper berries from Norway, cardamom from Nepal, and a coveted Ras El Hanout blend from Morocco.Kristy graduated cum laude from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in English Literature and a certification in Technical Writing. 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.