Sheri Castle
Food Writing for Books, Websites and Magazines








My writing has appeared in a number of books, websites, magazines, and newspapers over the years:


The Kitchn Cookbook

The Kitchn Cookbook This book, winner of a 2015 Beard Award, includes a recipe for Kale and Gruyere Breakfast Strata with Smoky Tomato Sauce, which is an adaptation of my famous savory bread pudding and a reference to my fresh grape cake.

Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Great American Cooking from Coast to Coast

Lodge Cast Iron Nation The book features my essay "My Cast Iron Rediscovery" and two of my recipes:
  • Winter Vegetable Chili
  • Roast Beef, Blue Cheese, and Onion Jam Panini

The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Edited by Sara Roahen and John T. Edge
University of Georgia Press, 2010

As a coauthor of the book, I tested and edited all of the recipes. The book has gotten some great reviews and shout-outs in a number of places, including Garden & Gun and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The SFA website has more information about the book. It's available through your favorite bookseller.

The SFA Community Cookbook won a Gourmand award as one of the world's best cookbooks for 2010. See the Gourmand International website for the complete list of winners. The book was also a finalist for the IACP 2011 Cookbook Awards.

The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless American Dishes

The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook The book features my essay "A Cast Iron Memory" and three of my recipes:
  • Barbecue Shrimp Over Rice
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes One by One
  • Chicken Stew with Fluffy Dumplings

Cornbread Nation 3:
Foods of the Mountain South

Cornbread Nation 3

Edited by Ronni Lundy
University of North Carolina Press, 2005

This annual collection of the best of Southern food writing featured my essay "Cornbread Communion." This piece also won the Edible Communities scholarship to the Symposium for Professional Food Writers in 2007.


The Kitchn

The Kitchn published these articles I wrote:

Gilt Taste

Gilt Taste

I have written or co-written several articles for Gilt Taste:

Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun Garden & Gun magazine has featured my writing on two occasions:

The Blender, A Williams-Sonoma Blog

The Blender, A Williams-Sonoma Blog My recipe for Southern Collard Greens was the featured story on June 16, 2011.


The Epi-Log on

On July 22, 2011, an article sang the praises of two Southern cookbooks: The New Southern Garden Cookbook and Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen. The article included three of my recipes from the book:

Quoting author Esther Sung, "I appreciate Castle's ingredient-first philosophy, and as a lifelong Northeasterner, she helps breach the gap and makes Southern cooking approachable and even more universal."

My Recipes and its associated publications have run at least a dozen of my recipes over the years, including Beef Tenderloins with Balsamic Sauce, named by Southern Living as their Best Recipe of 1998.

Magazines and Newspapers

Over the years my recipes, essays, and cooking tips have been published in a number of magazines and newspapers, such as:

Southern Living Magazine     Better Homes and Gardens Magazine     Cooks Illustrated Magazine
Taste of the South Magazine     Edible Communities     Our State
Chicago Tribune     USA Today     Living in Style Magazine
Raleigh News & Observer     Atlanta Journal-Constitution
New Orleans Times-Picayune     Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Knoxville News-Sentinel     Charlotte Observer
Savor NC Magazine     WNC Magazine     Fine Cooking Magazine
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