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Lindsay D. Mattison

location-pin Portland, OR

School: University of Tennessee

Expertise: Cooking techniques; Recipe development; Product testing

Lindsay D. Mattison

  • 7 years in food publishing, including freelance recipe development, food writing and product testing
  • Culinary school graduate with 10 years experience working in professional kitchens, including catering and being the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant
  • Co-author of two Ayurvedic cookbooks: My Mother's Ayurvedic Kitchen and Ayurveda: Breaking the Rules Without Breaking the Principles


Lindsay has been writing for digital publications for seven years and has 10 years of experience working as a professional chef. She became a full-time food writer at Taste of Home in 2023, although she’s been a regular contributor since 2017. Throughout her career, Lindsay has been a freelance writer and recipe developer for multiple publications, including Wide Open Media, Tasting Table, Mashed and SkinnyMs. Lindsay is an accomplished product tester and spent six years as a freelance product tester at Reviewed (part of the USA Today network). She has tested everything from cooking gadgets to knives, cookware sets, meat thermometers, pizza ovens and more than 60 grills (including charcoal, gas, kamado, smoker and pellet grills). Lindsay still cooks professionally for pop-up events, especially when she can highlight local, seasonal ingredients. As a writer, Lindsay loves sharing her skills and experience with home cooks. She aspires to motivate others to gain confidence in the kitchen. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her cooking with fresh produce from the farmers market or planning a trip to discover the best new restaurants.


University of Tennessee, bachelor's in Spanish language and literature Cascade Culinary Institute, certificate of completion in culinary arts, sustainable food systems emphasis

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