Julie Dreyfoos, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Julie Dreyfoos has tested.

Julie Dreyfoos

As a young girl in Ohio, Julie was content to spend many a day baking cookies and pies and more with her godmother. This old-kitchen know-how came in handy years later when she ran a small catering company in South Florida and, more recently, while raising two boys in Seattle with her husband, Rob. She often entertains, pairing Washington wines with the latest trends in local Pacific Northwest cuisine, and she still has her very first cookbook, now part of her collection of more than 200 volumes. In life’s zigzag way, all those years of reading recipes and juggling pots and pans on the stovetop prepared her to become LC’s Production Manager from 2010 to 2013.

Momofuku fried chicken pieces on a piece of brown paper, covered with Octo Vin, with chopsticks piled beside.

Momofuku’s Fried Chicken

This flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That’s exactly what makes it so darn genius.

An oval platter topped with spaghetti with raw tomatoes and a couple of spoons on the side.

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention its most splendid. Five minutes of effort yield a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

Small white bowls with spoons, filled with apricot and blackberry compote, coered with dollops of sugared biscuit topping.

Apricot Blackberry Cobbler

Given this cobbler’s delicately sweet filling and crumbly, flaky topping, our search for the perfect cobbler ends here—and, we dare say, so will yours.

Two vinegar pie crusts in pie pan

Vinegar Pie Crust

This pie pastry is as easy to make as, well, pie. It’s flaky and rich but simple and plain enough to let any filling shine.

A beige bowl filled with creme fraiche potato salad.

Crème Fraîche Potato Salad

A British take on potato salad that’s both simple and sublime, this summery staple draws on the tart richness of crème fraîche and the pucker of lemon.

Chops from a spice-glazed grilled pork loin on a cutting board with a glass of stout.

Grilled Pork Loin

No more helplessly watching as the chops you toss on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. This flawless technique cooks the pork loin whole and slices it AFTER grilling.

A plastic container filled with vanilla bean ice cream with a metal ice cream scoop resting in it.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Sometimes it’s nice to just let your spoon sink into something that tastes pure as the driven snow. Indulgently rich, sigh-inducingly creamy, vanilla-enhanced snow.

Three pieces of bread topped with fava bean puree.

Fava Bean Puree

Few things say spring like the brilliant green of a fava bean. Here, a little help on how to harness these harbingers of warm weather.