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Dawn Perry


Dawn Perry

Dawn Perry is a writer and cookbook author. Most recently, she served as the food director for Real Simple. She has also worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit and the meal kit delivery service Martha & Marley Spoon. Dawn is the author of Short Stack Editions’ CUCUMBERS. Her recipes and writing have also been featured on Epicurious, Tasting Table, Food & Wine and the New York Times, among other publications. She recently moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and two kids.

Photo credit: David Malosh

Books by Dawn Perry

by Dawn Perry - Cooking, Nonfiction, Reference

Former food director of Real Simple Dawn Perry used to wake up at the crack of dawn to hit the farmers market and scour specialty food stores for peak-season vegetables and lesser-known spices. But as she started to have a family, she became less interested in spending her mornings and weekends food shopping and meal prepping than building couch forts and making Play-Doh spaghetti. If you're time-crunched for any reason --- early meeting at the office or late night on the town --- READY, SET, COOK will help. Here, Dawn offers her very own playbook for getting good food on the table fast so you can spend more time doing what you love with your free time and energy.