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. best in class
    13 of the Very Best Olive OilsAll the liquid gold you could possibly need.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. best in class
    The 6 Very Best Toaster OvensEven better than your built-in.
  5. 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.
  6. best in class
    The 5 Very Best Pressure CookersOur top pick (gasp) isn’t an Instant Pot.
  7. best in class
    The 5 Very Best Electric CooktopsStarting at $19.
  8. worth it
    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.
  9. worth it
    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.”
  10. worth it
    What 15 Famous People Bought Themselves When They Made ItFrom a $40 hardcover book to a $4,100 toilet.
  11. deal of the day
    Tom Colicchio’s Favorite Meat Thermometer Is 20 Percent Off Right NowAnd it’ll arrive by Father’s Day.
  12. fathers day 2023
    The Best Gifts for Foodie DadsFoolproof ideas for the dad who says the quickest way to his heart is through his stomach.
  13. how i pick my picks
    Ask Me About My Kitchen Trash CanA peek into the always-whirring brain of a Strategist writer.
  14. best in class
    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.
  15. 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.”
  16. best in class
    The 10 Very Best Water PitchersImportant: There’s one you can pour while lying down.
  17. best in class
    The 7 Very Best Kitchen Utensil SetsFor starting from scratch (or adding to your spatula collection).
  18. mother’s day 2023
    The Best Food Gifts for Mother’s DayRegardless of whether you’re celebrating with her, an edible treat is guaranteed to please.
  19. ask a cool person
    The Best Tapered Candles, According to Designers and Candle ObsessivesWatch them slowly drip down over the stretch of a dinner party.
  20. this thing’s incredible
    5 Strategist Staffers (and Counting) Own This Ice-Cube TrayFor perfect cubes that pop out without a struggle.
  21. deal of the day
    Our Favorite Reusable Storage Bags From Stasher Are 25 Percent OffOver the years, they’ve been recommended by Strategist staffers, sustainability minded folks, and expert cooks alike.
  22. best in class
    The 7 Very Best Dutch OvensInvest in a classic or go with a trusted, affordable workhorse.
  23. strategist hive mind
    51 Etsy Shopping TipsAn accumulation of proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist staff.
  24. steal my vacation
    I Took a Meandering 23-Day Road Trip From Toronto to L.A.Honky-tonk bars in Nashville, moules-frites in New Orleans, and sand dunes in Las Cruces.
  25. deal of the day
    This Expert-Approved Water-Filter Pitcher Is on Sale for Only $35Say buh-bye to contaminants.
  26. celebrity shopping
    What Maguy Le Coze Can’t Live Without“Although they are very expensive, I buy these sneakers because they are not clean.”
  27. best of new york
    The Best Cheese Shops in New YorkIncluding a cheese shop that deals in varieties seldom seen in the States.
  28. this thing’s incredible
    I Threw Out My Pot Lids and Replaced Them With TheseThey nest in a neat, slim stack and take up virtually no real estate.
  29. best in class
    The 10 Very Best Spice GrindersBecause you really should be seasoning your food with more than salt and pepper.
  30. ask a cool person
    The Best Platters and Serving Bowls, According to Cool PeopleYour food is worthy of a nice presentation.
  31. deal of the day
    This Taster Set of Fly by Jing’s Best Sellers Is on Sale for Less Than $20Hot sauce in my bag … you know the rest.
  32. deal of the day
    Our Favorite Air Fryer Is Less Than $100 TodayIf you’re a skeptic, now’s the time to give it a try.
  33. deal of the day
    One of Our Favorite Coffee Subscriptions Is Half Off Right NowAs soon as you run out, get a new bag of beans delivered right to your door.
  34. deal of the day
    These Reusable, Washable Beeswax Wrappers Are Half Off Right NowJust rinse and repeat.
  35. the strategist 100
    The Strategist Kitchen 100Thoughtfully chosen, obsessively vetted items for everyday cooking and eating.
  36. best in class
    The 12 Best Pieces of BakewareMore than a dozen chefs recommend baking dishes, cake tins, and more.
  37. deal of the day
    Great Jones’s Dutch Oven Is 30 Percent Off for Strategist Readers OnlyAs are its mini Dutch oven and cast-iron skillet.
  38. year in review
    These (Many) Enamel Trays Were the Best Things I Bought This YearThere’s now one in almost every room of my apartment.
  39. strategist investigates
    What Is This $200 Pepper Mill So Many Chefs Are Using?I spied this pepper mill on Carla Lalli Music’s YouTube — and then went on a hunt to find it.
  40. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Bake Holiday Cookies, According to Professional BakersIncluding picks from Dorie Greenspan, Erin Jeanne McDowell, and Molly Yeh.
  41. deal of the day
    Staub’s Tall Dutch Oven Is a Whopping 71 Percent Off TodayOrder now to get it by December 25.
  42. steal my party
    How to Host a Lasagna-Making PartyA cozy evening of kneading pasta dough, shucking oysters, and drinking.
  43. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Bake Cakes, According to Professional BakersWhether your cake is layered or in a Bundt pan, these are the tools that will take you to perfection.
  44. strategist hive mind
    63 Holiday Shopping TipsHoliday-related proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist’s staff and contributors.
  45. cyber monday 2022
    54 of Our Favorite Cyber Monday Kitchen DealsFind major discounts on big-name appliances, chef-approved tools, and stylish tableware.
  46. what i can’t live without
    What Molly Yeh Can’t Live Without“Snow falling outside, soup simmering on the stove, figure skating on the TV: That’s my happy place.”
  47. deal of the day
    Ghia’s Strategist-Approved Bitter Aperitif Is 20 Percent Off Right NowAnd so is everything else on its site.
  48. steal my party
    How to Host Friendsgiving for 25 in a One-Bedroom ApartmentIf you plan well, you’ll still end up with leftovers.
  49. deal of the day
    Great Jones’s Coveted Dutch Oven Is 40 Percent Off Right NowAn even bigger discount at Nordstrom than the brand is offering on its own site.
  50. best in class
    The 8 Very Best Cutting BoardsA guide to one of the most utilized (and often under-considered) tools in your kitchen.
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