- Ariel Kanter is the director of commerce at Serious Eats, where she manages everything from equipment reviews to gift guides. She's been with the site since 2016.
- Ariel studied at NYU and the Institute of Culinary Education.
- Her writing has also appeared in New York magazine, Time Out New York, amNewYork, Afar, Today and Refinery29.
Ariel Kanter is a writer, editor, and food enthusiast living in Highland Park, Illinois. As the Director of Commerce at Serious Eats, she oversees everything and anything you can shop, from equipment reviews to gift guides. She has strong opinions about what you should buy for almost any circumstance. You can find her work in New York magazine, Time Out New York, amNewYork, Afar, Today, Refinery29, and, of course, Serious Eats.
Ariel is an NYU graduate who fell in love with cooking and food during college. While working her first editorial job at a now-defunct daily deals site, she went to the Institute of Culinary Education. After completing her externship at Osteria Morini in Soho, Ariel was positive she did not want to become a chef, but was determined to make her way in food media. She started at Serious Eats in 2016 as Director of Marketing, where she oversaw the team's branded content program. Now she spends her days managing the site's equipment review process, writing shoppable content, and acting as the staff's personal shopper (to her deep satisfaction).
Ariel's Desert Island Food: "Mashed potatoes and gravy, Stella's chopped chocolate chip cookies, baked mac and cheese with ground beef and tomatoes, my Bat Mitzvah cake (which was, to this day, the best cake I've ever had), and ripe peaches."
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