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Lindsay D. Mattison

location-pin Portland, OR

School: Cascade Culinary Institute, certificate in culinary arts

Expertise: Cooking techniques; Recipe development; Product testing

Lindsay D. Mattison

  • 7 years in food publishing, including freelance recipe development, food writing and product testing
  • Culinary school graduate with 10 years experience working in professional kitchens, including catering and being the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant
  • Co-author of two Ayurvedic cookbooks: My Mother's Ayurvedic Kitchen and Ayurveda: Breaking the Rules Without Breaking the Principles


Lindsay has been writing for digital publications for seven years and has 10 years of experience working as a professional chef. She became a full-time food writer at Taste of Home in 2023, although she’s been a regular contributor since 2017. Throughout her career, Lindsay has been a freelance writer and recipe developer for multiple publications, including Wide Open Media, Tasting Table, Mashed and SkinnyMs. Lindsay is an accomplished product tester and spent six years as a freelance product tester at Reviewed (part of the USA Today network). She has tested everything from cooking gadgets to knives, cookware sets, meat thermometers, pizza ovens and more than 60 grills (including charcoal, gas, kamado, smoker and pellet grills). Lindsay still cooks professionally for pop-up events, especially if it provides an opportunity to highlight local, seasonal ingredients. As a writer, Lindsay loves sharing her skills and experience with home cooks. She aspires to motivate others to gain confidence in the kitchen. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her cooking with fresh produce from the farmers market or planning a trip to discover the best new restaurants.


  • University of Tennessee—Knoxville, bachelor's in Spanish literature
  • Cascade Culinary Institute, certificate in culinary arts with a focus in sustainable food systems

Taste of Home Editorial Policies

AQA testing Brand Settings

Articles & Recipes

How to Fry Chicken for a Crowd, According to a Fried Chicken Champion

Crispy, juicy, hot fried chicken for every last guest? It’s possible with these tips for making fried chicken for a crowd from the reigning winner of the National Fried Chicken Festival.

Chicken Tenderloin vs. Breast: What’s the Difference?

Uncover the subtle flavor and texture differences between chicken tenderloin vs. breast.

Here Are the Best Places to Buy Chicken Online

There are so many good reasons to buy chicken online, especially when you have so many options to choose from!