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America's Test Kitchen Cooking School
Before 2001, Erin could be found working as a sous chef in the kitchen of the famed Hamersley's Bistro, in Boston.
As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America
loved to work in restaurants but welcomed the chance to explore the publishing world.
Cook's Illustrated was looking for a test kitchen director, and Erin
pounced on the job.
Little did she
know what was in store for her
Erin's role expanded, and beyond having her hand in recipe development at Cook's Illustrated, she now oversees all kitchen operations at America's Test Kitchen.
In addition to being test kitchen director, Erin
is one of the people responsible for running all back-kitchen operations for the America's Test Kitchen
cooking show, and she
helps organize the logistics for Cook's Country TV.
also appears on Cook's Country TV.
was in charge of the daunting two-year project that came to be the Fannie's Last Supper cookbook and PBS special.
traveled back in time (well, not literally) and developed and modernized authentic Victorian recipes.
set up a Victorian kitchen, complete with a real wood-fired oven (it would later become her
As a result, her
cooking repertoire was greatly expanded, and today she
still performs the useful skills of extracting gelatin from calves feet and creating crispy, deep-fried brain balls.
You know-the usual dinner stuff.
isn't cooking, Erin
enjoys gardening, bicycling, and kayaking.
also aspires to learn how to sail.