Sofia Reino, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sofia Reino has tested.

Sofia Reino

Sofia Reino grew up in many kitchens. Her parents were diplomats, so her life was one of a gypsy, moving from one country to another and one cuisine to the next. Her passion for food began while she lived in Norway. At age nine, she’d run downstairs to the kitchen as soon as she finished her homework to help her mother and the cook prepare a variety of meals. The dishes were mostly Portuguese, but with an international twist, and were prepared for hundreds of people. She spent each summer in Portugal, where again she enjoyed countless hours in the kitchen, this time with her avó (grandmother) and the kitchen helpers. Reino now lives in South Carolina with her Boston-born Irish-American husband and has two kitchen helpers of her own in the form of her daughters.

Skewers of thinly sliced Thai-style grilled pork skewers on a metal tray in a street food vendor's cart

Thai-Style Grilled Pork Skewers | Moo Yang

We can certainly understand why street food catapulted into trendiness. Assuming, that is, it all tastes as soulful as these skewers that are hawked on seemingly every street in Thailand.

  • (5)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 19
A bowl of five spice chicken wings.

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Whatever the occasion, whether game day or late-night craving, these unconventionally spiced wings will handle your hankering.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Three pieces of cornmeal crusted fried chicken on a white plate.

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Chicken

Tender, juicy meat. Shatteringly crisp skin. And made from ingredients we bet you already have in the house. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A thin circle of stretched pizza dough being tossed in the air.

Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. This recipe from master bread baker (and pizza flinger!) Jim Lahey helps you do exactly that.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 18 H
  • 19
Jim Lahey's white pizza on a parchment-lined plate with water glasses stacked behind it.

Jim Lahey’s White Pizza

A superlative—and unconventional—white pizza with a sheen of béchamel, a trio of cheeses, and a magnificently thin and boldly charred crust. So long, takeout.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A person holding a plate with a slice of basic chocolate cake on it.

Basic Chocolate Cake

One of the best darned chocolate cakes we’ve ever experienced. (Seriously. Would we tease about something as dramatically life-altering as this?!)

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 12
Seven pieces of gluten-free fried chicken on a paper towel-lined rimmed baking sheet.

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

Because we believe awesome fried chicken is a birthright for all, we bring you this gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly bird.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 8