Associate Food Editor
June 5, 2011
Safeway Outdoor Kitchen Stage
For over 20 years, Elaine Johnson has worked as a staff and freelance food writer, editor, and consultant. She returned to Sunset in 2008, where recent writing and recipe development work has included pieces on wild salmon, new-wave fish tacos, spice blends, rethinking your greens, and maximum grilling. She edits monthly columns including Fast & Fresh, Healthy Living, In Season, and Dinner with Friends, and contributes to Sunset’s One-block Diet blog. Elaine was also part of the team for two new cookbooks, The One-Block Feast and The Sunset Cookbook.
In between stints at Sunset, Elaine worked on publications such as Safeway’s Every Season and British House & Garden (during time living in England), contributed to Weber’s Charcoal Grilling and Weber’s Way to Grill, worked in catering and restaurants, and taught cooking to children from preschool through middle school.
At home in Palo Alto she enjoys growing her own food and cooking with her husband and twin teenage boys.