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Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

location-pin Seattle, WA

School: University of St. Thomas

Expertise: product testing; food news; grocery shopping; restaurants; pop culture

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

  • 25 years of journalism experience focused on food news and pop culture
  • Author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?" and "The Totally Sweet '90s," named an Amazon best book of the month in 2011 and 2013, respectively
  • Books featured on NBC's "TODAY with Kathie Lee and Hoda," in The Washington Post and on NPR's "All Things Considered"
  • Writer for The Daily Meal, "TODAY," MSNBC, NBC and CNET


Gael has written about food and restaurants for 27 years. At Taste of Home, she dives into taste-testing unusual food products and sharing the latest in food trends and news. She's the co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops" and "The Totally Sweet '90s," which celebrate the nostalgic tastes and trends of the '70s, '80s and '90s. As a professional pop culture junkie, Gael has written about TV, movies and books of all kinds for CNET, NBC, MSNBC and "TODAY." If Marathon candy bars ever make a comeback, she'll be first in line.


University of St. Thomas, bachelor's in journalism

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Articles & Recipes

Martha Stewart Just Shared the Simple Side Dish That Her Thanksgiving Guests Can’t Resist

The queen of entertaining says this dish is the first to disappear from her Thanksgiving day table.

Mama Kelce’s Recipe for Dinner Rolls Is All We Need for Thanksgiving Day

Who knows, maybe Taylor Swift will be indulging in this holiday dish with the Kelce clan this year.