Krista Garcia

location-pin Portland, OR

School: Pacific Northwest College of Art

Expertise: Food News

Krista Garcia

  • 20 years working in media and eight years freelancing for brands like Taste of Home and The Kitchn
  • Featured in a 2011 Elle magazine article on the lives of food bloggers when the craft was evolving from hobby into career
  • Published her food blog, Goodies First, for nearly two decades


Krista has had 20 years of media experience. For eight of them, she's been freelancing for various food and travel brands like Taste of Home, Eater, The Kitchn and Fodor's. As a writer for Taste of Home, Krista’s specialty has been sharing all the latest food news from new types of candy to restaurant updates to viral TikTok cooking hacks. A food blogger since the early 2000s, Krista founded the site Goodies First, although these days she's focused on the digital commerce space. At the same time her blogging days tapered off, Krista moved back to Oregon (where she grew up) after a long stint in New York City.


  • Pacific Northwest College of Art, bachelor's in printmaking
  • Pratt Institute, master's in library sciences

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Articles & Recipes

40 Restaurants That Will Be Open on Easter Sunday in 2024

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Carrots Are Perfect for Easter—Here’s Where to Find Them

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This Is How to Celebrate Your Love of Starbucks on Valentine’s Day 2022

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