Monica Pierini Monica Nazario Pierini is a food stylist and recipe developer based out of NYC. Originally from California, she found her way into food styling after first studying dietetics and learning all she could about the science of food. She moved to the Big Apple to further her skills and resides with her family in Brooklyn. Her expertise is in editorial and commercial work. 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.