- Stella began contributing to Serious Eats in 2011 and was the pastry editor at the site from 2016 to 2019.
- She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America; pastry chef at Table 310; pastry chef at Holly Hill Inn.
- Her book BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts is a NYT Bestseller and a James Beard Award winner.
Stella Parks is a CIA-trained baking nerd and pastry wizard, dubbed one of America's Best New Pastry Chefs by Food & Wine. She's also the James Beard Award–winning cookbook author of BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts, a New York Times best-seller. When not in the kitchen, Stella spends most of her time polishing Star Trek quotes, re-watching Battlestar Galactica, and playing video games. Stella served as the pastry editor at Serious Eats from 2016 to 2019.
Stella's Desert Island Food: "Boat Drinks from my fave bar in town (Ona in Lexington, KY) because surely I'll be able to forage and fish and clam my way to survival on an island, but how else can I keep myself cool, happy, and refreshed? It's like a coconut milk and rum slushie spiked with bitters, and I love it."
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