Sal Vaglica

Sal Vaglica is Serious Eats' resident equipment expert. A former senior editor at This Old House magazine, he has covered food, gear, and gardening for the likes of Saveur, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Men's Health, Better Homes & Gardens, and Men's Journal. He spent summers manning the ovens of his family's Queens pizzeria before working at a German bakery for a couple of years after high school. He's really into barbecuing, grilling, and most things crunchy or acidic.

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