Nik Sharma Nik Sharma is a cookbook author, writer, and food photographer. He's written two best-selling cookbooks, The Flavor Equation and Season. He writes a column on food science for Serious Eats and Food52. Before this, he was the columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and has regularly written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Saveur, and many 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.