Allison T.S. Robicelli

location-pin Baltimore, MD

School: Boston University

Expertise: Recipe development; cooking techniques; baking; product testing; parenting; food news; grocery shopping; restaurants; travel

Allison T.S. Robicelli

  • 12 years as a professional chef
  • 10 years writing full-time about all things food for Taste of Home, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Eater, The Takeout and The Washington Post
  • Former co-owner of Robicelli's Bakery in Brooklyn
  • James Beard Award nominee, 2017
  • Author of "Back to the Future: The Official Hill Valley Cookbook" and "Robicelli's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes," which appeared on several Best Cookbooks of the Year lists


Allison is a James Beard-nominated cookbook author, recipe developer and food writer. As a former professional chef, Allison is the go-to writer at Taste of Home for putting cooking tools to the test and sharing what’s worth adding to your home kitchen. A few of the things she’s personally reviewed at Taste of Home include HexClad cookware, All-Clad cookware and the Beautiful by Drew Barrymore cookware set. Formerly the chef-owner of Robicelli’s Bakery in Brooklyn, she currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, with her kids, cats, pots and pans.


Boston University

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Articles & Recipes

Amish Potato Salad

The difference between Amish potato salad and classic potato salad is a single ingredient: sugar. This creamy and slightly sweet side dish is always a hit at potlucks and parties. If I'm in a hurry, I use six cups frozen hash browns and cook them in the microwave for about seven minutes before adding the dressing. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

Tumbler Rolling Knife Sharpener Review: This Gadget Makes It Easy to Keep Blades Sharp

Does the Tumbler knife sharpener work as well in real life as it does on TikTok? We put it to the test to find out.

Copycat McDonald’s Iced Coffee

The best thing about this copycat recipe? No waiting at the drive-thru before work! Plus, you can make this by the batch and pour yourself a glass as you're heading out the door. —Allison Robicelli, Baltimore, Maryland