About Allison Parker

Allison Parker is the managing editor for Leite's Culinaria, as well as a developmental editor with more than 15 years' experience in literary and academic publishing. Sharpening pencils and knives side by side in the kitchen, she now fuses her editorial and writing life with an abiding love of things culinary.

Richard C. Morais

The Hundred-Foot Journey: An Interview with Richard C. Morais

Author Richard C. Morais talks with LC’s managing editor, Allison Parker, about his debut novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey.

A Tiger in the Kitchen

LC Book Club: A Tiger in the Kitchen

The LC Book Club takes on A Tiger in the Kitchen by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. Join us, and author Tan, for online Twitter chats November 5 and 9.

Best Bake Sale Cookbook

Leite’s Loves…Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

Sweet solutions to stubborn problems. That’s a motto our managing editor loves—and the reason she’s head over hand-mixer for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Bazura Bag Lunch Totes

Leite’s Loves…Bazura Bags Lunch Totes

How to pack your child’s lunch with panache? Eco-friendly Bazura Bags, crafted in the Philippines by underprivileged women, bring more than a little elan to any midday meal. Allison explains.

Dripping Ice Pop

From Mom to Son, Ice Pops Still Rule

Ice pops have a way of making everything better. Always have. And even though today’s creations bear little resemblance to those of yore, it’s all good.

Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon

LC Book Club: Beaten, Seared, and Sauced

The LC Book Club is reading Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon. Leave your questions here, and join online chats with the author Aug 16 and 20.

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball

LC Book Club: The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball

Ready to devour more books? Join the LC Book Club as we read The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball. Discussions live online June 11 and 14.

Blood, Bones, & Butter

LC Book Club: Blood, Bones & Butter

Grab knife, fork and book, and dig in! The LC Book Club launches with Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. Discussion starts online 4.23.11.

Sommelier

I’ll Love You Tomorrow | Valentine’s Day for No One

What happens to Allison when her husband has to work every single Valentine’s Day at a restaurant? A lot of warmed-over mac & cheese, reading, and an early night.

Baseball Poster

Crackerjack Cracker Jack Mom

Cracker Jack, the treat of baseball games, flummoxed The Frenchman, Allison’s husband, and didn’t impress Q, her son—until she made her own.

Aimee Bender

Surreal Meals: An Interview with Aimee Bender

Author Aimee Bender talks with LC’s managing editor, Allison Parker, about her strangely sweet novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Quotes Measuring Spoons

Leite’s Loves…Quotes Measuring Spoons

Corny? We say not. These heart-shaped measuring spoons, each engraved with a sentiment (“a heap of happiness”), bring a smile to the cook and whimsy to a recipe.

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