Emma Wartzman

Kitchen and Dining Writer, the Strategist

Emma Wartzman is the Strategist’s kitchen and dining writer. Previously, she was an editor at Bon Appétit.

  1. gifts they might actually want
    The 25 Best Food Gifts for Every Kind of GourmandFor the avid cook: a fancy vinegar. For the reluctant one: a restaurant-grade sauce they can’t mess up.
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    The 13 Very Best SkilletsFor all your sautéing, searing, frying, and baking needs.
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    The Best Cake Shops in New YorkCake shops for any celebration.
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    The 11 Very Best Knife SetsThe key is to make sure you don’t end up with a ton of blades and accessories you won’t use.
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    The Best Gifts for Chefs, According to Chefs and Restaurant OwnersAffordable staples, high-end equipment, and many special finds in between.
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    This Small But Mighty Ninja Air Fryer Is Only $40Set the dial and … that’s basically it.
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    11 of the Very Best Matcha PowdersWe asked matcha drinkers and bakers about their favorite tins.
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    The 7 Very Best Food Vacuum SealersAt its core, the purpose of vacuum sealing is a simple and noble pursuit: to make food last longer. But it has a lot of other perks, too.
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    The Best Gifts for Every Type of Home CookSpectacular tools and ingredients for people who spend most of their time in the kitchen.
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    The 12 Very Best Food-Storage ContainersMake your pantry and refrigerator easier to navigate and food less likely to spoil.
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    The 8 Very Best Milk FrothersWe’ve got electric, handheld, stovetop, and manual options for all your milk-frothing needs.
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    10 of the Very Best Cookware SetsYou want to curate a mix of types and materials (without going overboard).
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    Ask the Strategist: I Have Very Specific Needs for My Wedding DishesWe sieved through seven requirements to find the perfect wedding-registry dishware for a reader.
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    11 of the Very Best Microwave OvensWhether you want to reheat leftovers or actually cook in yours, there’s a model for you.
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    The 10 Very Best Rice CookersWhether you want a cheap and simple model or a technologically savvy machine with lots of settings.
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    11 of the Very Best BlendersPowerful machines to make smoothies, soups, nut butters, sauces, salsas, dressings, and more.
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    This $13 Beverage Cooler Turns Hot Coffee Iced in One MinuteIt works with water, tea, wine, and juice, too.
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    The 11 Very Best Sheet PansIncluding a heavy-duty, restaurant-quality option to buy in bulk and an Instagram-ready one.
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    The Mirror a Pair of Professional Home Stagers Have Used for 600 JobsIt’s basically indestructible and requires only one nail.
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    The 11 Very Best Immersion BlendersWhile many people own a blender, the smaller and overall less expensive immersion blender can handle a lot of the same cooking tasks with less fuss.
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    13 of the Very Best Air FryersIn a market where there’s more chaff than wheat, we asked 12 experts for the models they use and love.
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    14 of the Very Best Chef’s KnivesFinding one you feel comfortable holding and using for all your meals is vital to your efficiency and success as a cook.
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    This Back-to-School-Ready Lunch Box Is Just $10 Right NowAnother colorway is priced even lower.
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    The 12 Very Best Travel MugsCut back on waste and enjoy a better cup of coffee.
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    13 of the Very Best Espresso MakersThese will start your morning off right.
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    The 11 Very Best Electric KettlesBoil water with efficiency and style.
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    The 8 Very Best Panini PressesThey’re good for a lot more than just sandwiches.
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    How to Host a Height-of-Summer, Build-Your-Own-Hot-Dog Party“Hot dogs are the canvas; toppings are our medium.”
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    10 of the Very Best Waffle-MakersFor all the not-pancake people.
  30. deal of the day
    This Easy-to-Use Ninja Air Fryer Is Just $40 Right NowThe perfect size for sides and snacks.
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    17 of the Very Best Water BottlesAlways be hydrating.
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    13 of the Very Best Olive OilsAll the liquid gold you could possibly need.
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    9 of the Very Best Coffee MakersFor a solid, fuss-free way to caffeinate at home.
  34. deal of the day
    Our Best Overall Air Fryer Is on Sale for Less Than $100It’s expert-recommended and quick to preheat, and it holds a lot of food.
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    14 of the Very Best Coffee GrindersAny cup of coffee worth drinking is made from freshly ground beans.
  36. prime day 2023
    Vitamixes, Stasher Bags, and More Good Deals According to Our Kitchen WriterNow’s the time to stock up on reusable Stasher bags (one of our very favorite products) and snag the fancy blender you’ve always wanted.
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    The 6 Very Best Toaster OvensEven better than your built-in.
  38. deal of the day
    This 5-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set Is Only $36 Right NowAnd it’s made of ceramic, a material experts prefer because it’s nontoxic.
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    The 5 Very Best Pressure CookersOur top pick (gasp) isn’t an Instant Pot.
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    The 5 Very Best Electric CooktopsStarting at $19.
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    The Diamond Earrings Padma Lakshmi Bought When She Made ItPlus the vacation she took when she found out her show had a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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    The Buttery Bedding That Molly Baz Bought When She Made It“I was on a butter kick at the time — eating lots of butter and buying lots of butter-colored things.”
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    What 15 Famous People Bought Themselves When They Made ItFrom a $40 hardcover book to a $4,100 toilet.
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    The Best Gifts for Tea Lovers, According to Sommeliers, Consultants, and WritersGo gaiwan and you’ll never go back.
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    Tom Colicchio’s Favorite Meat Thermometer Is 20 Percent Off Right NowAnd it’ll arrive by Father’s Day.
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    The Best Gifts for Foodie DadsFoolproof ideas for the dad who says the quickest way to his heart is through his stomach.
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    9 of the Very Best WoksFor your stir-fries, fried rice, stews, braises, and even popcorn.
  48. how i pick my picks
    Ask Me About My Kitchen Trash CanA peek into the always-whirring brain of a Strategist writer.
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    The 6 Very Best Food ProcessorsMost of our experts have owned theirs for nearly — or even more than — a decade, so you know their recommendations are good.
  50. one stop shop
    All the Best Pots and Pans We’ve Ever Written About“I often find myself daydreaming about sautéing some gnocchi or scallops with it right after I’m done washing it.”
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