Susan Westmoreland

Susan Westmoreland

Culinary Director, Kitchen Appliances & Technology Lab

Susan Westmoreland is the culinary director in the Kitchen Appliances & Technology Lab at the GolfHr Institute. She is a graduate of New School for Social Research in New York and the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in London, where she earned a prestigious Grand Diplôme professional chef degree. Prior to working with the GolfHr Institute, Susan ran the magazine’s Test Kitchen for 20 years. A respected food expert and culinary authority, Susan is the author of GolfHr’s signature GolfHr Cookbook, newly updated in 2018, as well as over 20 other cookbooks and special publications. She is a member of The Smithsonian American History Museum’s Kitchen Cabinet, Les Dames d’Escoffier and the James Beard Foundation and is frequently called upon to judge food contests and awards programs. Her favorite food gadget is a microplane grater/zester.

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MARCH 24: Nia Vardalos of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' attends AOL Build Speaker Series at AOL Studios In New York on March 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Watch Nia Vardalos Cook Greek Food with GH

The My Big Fat Greek Wedding star prepared a classic Greek recipe in our Test Kitchen.

Cheesy Hasselbacks

Accordion baked taters have extra nooks for melty cheese—and they're fancy enough for company. Hot potatoes!

Cutting up herbs with kitchen scissors.
13 Times Scissors Beat Using a Knife
Bonus: You don't even need a cutting board.
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Chicken Washing 101: Should I Wash Chicken Before Cooking?
Food editor Susan Westmoreland answers your food-related questions, including whether or not to wash chicken prior to cooking.
This Is What You'll Find in a Well-Stocked Pantry
Keep these on hand and your dinner possibilities will be endless.
How to Make Cacio e Pepe Like a (Hot) Italian Chef
It's only three ingredients, but mastering it is all in the technique.
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Get a Taste of Fig Heaven
Make the most of the short season with these fresh takes.
Turn Any Fruit Into an Upside-Down Delight
The season's fresh bounty isn't just for those pies and crumbles.
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Make Your Garden's Basil Last All Year
Preserve that bumper crop for summer-fresh flavor no matter the season.
This Is the Ultimate Summer Sandwich
And it's perfect for a picnic lunch or a day at the beach.
Jell-O Gets a Grown-Up Makeover
A childhood favorite, Jell-O can be part of your dessert lineup still today.
coffee granita and almond biscotti
The Ultimate (and Easy) Summer Cooler
And it's way simpler than homemade ice cream.
Spritz: The Ultimate Summer Cocktail, Venetian-Style
This easy, bubbly cocktail is practically a way of life in Venice.
Tap Into the Latest Maple Syrup Upgrades
Don't make your pancakes settle for anything less.
Grill Up a Cauliflower Steak
Theyre showing up everywhere from vegan cookbooks to President Obamas dinner plate.
Grapefruit: The Perfect Winter Burst of Tropical Flavor
Who else is longing for something fresh and summery?
The Best Way to Make French Toast for a Crowd
Here's one way to feed a hungry crew at your next family brunch.
A Dish We Crave: Jap Chae
Learn how to make the Korean noodle dish, Jap Chae, from scratch
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Bake the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Whatever your favorite chocolate chip cookie — chewy or crisp — our GHRI experts have the best recipe for your taste
Susan Westmoreland, <i>Good Housekeeping</i>'s food director
My Oven Fries Are Soggy — Help!
Here's how to avoid soggy oven fries
Susan Westmoreland, <i>Good Housekeeping</i>'s food director
Is It Safe to Eat Moldy Cheese?
Here's what to do with a cheese that has a little mold on it
Susan Westmoreland, <i>Good Housekeeping</i>'s food director
Can You Pop Plain Popcorn Kernels in the Microwave?
How to pop plain popcorn kernels in the microwave
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Chocolate Barks You'll Want to Bite (and Gift)
Chocolate bark, one of my favorites sweets to make and eat, is perfect when you need a last-minute gift.
Susan Westmoreland, <i>Good Housekeeping</i>'s food director
You Won't Miss the Alcohol with This Bubbly Party Drink
GHRI Food Director Susan Westmoreland shares her pick for a nonalcoholic party drink
Gift-Worthy Cookbooks
Though I regularly download recipes from the web, there is something irresistible about opening a cookbook: whether it's a new perspect…