About Maria Isabella

Maria Isabella

Maria Isabella is an award-winning writer, author, and culinary instructor who is a recipe tester for Bon Appétit magazine and America’s Test Kitchen. She is the author of Chefs & Company: 75 Top Chefs Share More Than 180 Recipes To Wow Last-Minute Guests. @misabella521



Dumplings that were named for a pasta-loving priest who got a little gluttonous and strangled himself by swallowing them whole. Gotta be good, eh?

A bowl filled with Vietnamese chicken soup with a spoon resting in it

Vietnamese Chicken Rice Soup

Vietnamese chicken rice soup is a quick and easy version of congee, a sensationally soothing southeast Asian elixir of rice, chicken broth, and ginger.