Faith Durand


Columbus, Ohio

Faith is the Editor-in-Chief of Kitchn, and the author of three cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning The Kitchn Cookbook. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two daughters.
I Tried 4 Different DIY Fruit Fly Traps, and There Was a Clear Winner
I caught *at least* 50 fruit flies this way!
May 10, 2024
How I Hide the Dirty Dishes in My Open Kitchen
No shame in my game. It all comes down to one important tool.
Apr 18, 2024
The 3-Ingredient Costco Pasta Salad I Make Over and Over
It takes five minutes and is soooo good for a crowd!
Nov 9, 2023
The Easy Ina Garten Recipe I Make at Least Twice a Week
The recipe that makes almost any meal a little better.
Nov 7, 2023
Before and After: My Family’s 70-Square-Foot Bathroom Now Fits a Shower AND Tub
Home Projects
One of the best decisions I made in this reno was thinking about how my growing kiddos will use the space for the long haul.
Aug 13, 2023
This Is the One Toilet Paper Holder to Rule Them All
Why is buying a good toilet paper holder such a crapshoot?
Jul 6, 2023
The Weird Bathroom Cleaning Tip I Learned from an Awful Landlord
His name was Horace and he was a mansplainer extraordinaire, but damn he knew how to clean a tub.
Oct 23, 2020
How To Organize Waste in a Small Kitchen
Sorting waste can be a real challenge in a small kitchen. First there’s your basic trash, then there’s recycling (co-mingled if you’re lucky) and compost. Like most people, we didn’t want to give up precious floor space for these bins, so we came up with a semi-custom and affordable solution.
Aug 3, 2020
How To Organize Waste in a Small Kitchen
Sorting waste can be a real challenge in a small kitchen. First there’s your basic trash, then there’s recycling (co-mingled if you’re lucky) and compost. Like most people, we didn’t want to give up precious floor space for these bins, so we came up with a semi-custom and affordable solution.
Aug 3, 2020
Here Are 10 Pictures of Your Daily Recommended Servings of Fruits and Vegetables
What’s the most important part of a nutritious diet? Most of us can automatically recite the answer: fruits and vegetables. And yet it can be tough to eat the daily recommended amount of produce, and most Americans simply don’t. I’ve certainly been among that 75 percent—the estimated percentage of us who don’t eat enough veggies. I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn’t really understand how much we were talking about.
Jul 30, 2020
Faith & Mike’s Master Bathroom: The Big Reveal
Name: Faith and MikeType of Project: Master Bathroom CreationLocation: Columbus, OhioType of building: 1920s, multi-level, single family homeIf you’ve been following along with the master bathroom creation in our home renovation, then today is the big day: you get to see how it all turned out!
Jul 17, 2020
I Tested 4 Zero-Cost Methods for Trapping Fruit Flies in the Kitchen—and Found One Clear Winner
Four DIY fruit fly traps, and one winner! My kitchen is fruit fly-free now.
Jul 14, 2020
Why Everyone Should Own This $20 Pro Kitchen Tool
There is one show-off of a tool that I deeply believe everyone should have in their kitchen.
Jun 13, 2019
The Biggest Mistake I Made in My Kitchen Renovation
About five years ago my husband and I bought an old, decrepit house, and renovated it top to bottom. (My whole renovation story is here, if you want to see!) Part of that renovation included adding on an open kitchen that we outfitted with a semi-custom IKEA kitchen. I loved designing my kitchen from scratch, and we saved a ton of money by doing most of the design and work ourselves.
May 3, 2019
10 Smart Little Things I Do for Houseguests
Depending on where you live and your proximity to a popular summer travel destination (the Grand Canyon? Disney World? New York City?) you may find yourself deep in houseguest season. I don’t live in a particularly touristy city, but I host houseguests frequently, and I think it’s part of the fun of having a house with room to share. In fact, in just a few weeks my husband’s brother and sister-in-law will be piling in with their three kids for a sleepover.
Jun 22, 2018
25 Recipes That’ll Take Your Super Bowl Party to the Next Level
Every year the impending arrival of the Super Bowl incites a parallel culinary sport: churning out lighter takes on wings, healthier spins on classic dips, and “fresh” appetizer ideas beginning (but not ending) with kale chips. But you know what? Just like Thanksgiving, there’s no call to go off-script with the Super Bowl. Just like you want marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, I want seven-layer dip and hot wings.
Feb 3, 2018
How To Make an IKEA “Fauxdenza”
Mar 17, 2014
A Detail-Driven Kitchen Before & After
From Apartment Therapy → A Detail-Driven Kitchen Before & After
Mar 13, 2014
The Very Best Toffee in the Country!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) This year we put out the call for great toffee suggestions and submissions from around the country and received ten amazing toffees to sample. After intense tasting in our offices over two days, everyone voted. • Best Toffee! The Kitchn
Dec 20, 2012
Little Pot Guard Critters
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) These cute little pot props help a boiling pot to let off steam. Say hello to the Little Pot Critters! • Pot Guard Critters The Kitchn
Dec 11, 2012
A Make-Your-Own Kombucha Kit
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We probably all have at least one friend who can’t seem to get through a day without downing a bottle of kombucha. This holiday season, give them the gift that truly keeps on giving: a kit to brew batch after batch of their very own kombucha. • DIY Kombucha Gift Kit
Dec 11, 2012
Make Yourself a Beer Advent Calendar!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Forget cheap chocolate. Forget Christmas ornaments. What about an advent calendar of delicious tasty craft beers?! Now this is the kind of advent calendar I can get behind. • Beer Advent Calendar The Kitchn
Dec 10, 2012
Bon Appétit’s 50 Best Food Picks
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Remember back in August when we told you that Bon Appétit would be launching its Seal of Approval in the December 2012 issue? That time has come. Curious to see what made the list? • Bon Appétit’s 50 Best The Kitchn
Dec 7, 2012
A Carrot, Beet & Flower Centerpiece
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Vegetables are front and center in this seasonal centerpiece. Mini golden beets, red beets, and carrots with their leafy green tops look splendid paired with calla lilies atop a bed of moss. • Carrot & Beet Centerpiece The Kitchn
Dec 7, 2012
Deborah Madison’s Cooking Essentials
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Deborah Madison has shared thousands of recipes and a vegetable-centric style with millions of readers. Today we focus on just five of her simple yet astute recommendations, and a few words about her forthcoming book, Vegetable Literacy. • Deborah Madison’s Essentials The Kitchn
Dec 6, 2012
Holiday Dish Soap Scents: 4 Favorites
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We do a lot more dishes around the holidays. The premium dish soap companies have caught on and have started offering limited-edition holiday scented dish soaps. Do you switch to holiday-scented cleaning products come December? • Holiday Dish Soap The Kitchn
Dec 6, 2012
Family Recipes Into Gifts
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Treasured family recipes are priceless, which is why they can easily be transformed into special gifts with minimum expense and just a little time. Here are four favorite ideas for giving family recipes as gifts. • Family Recipe Gifts The Kitchn
Dec 5, 2012
Kitchen Meditation: Resourcefulness
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) It’s been raining heavily here for several days now, and this has necessitated a slightly different approach to meal time. Instead of asking my usual question what do I want?, I begin by asking what do I have? • Resourcefulness The Kitchn
Dec 5, 2012
Can Shots Be Sophisticated?
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Aside from being a college co-ed you typically aren’t seeking Liquid Cocaine or a Prairie Fire as your drink of choice. So can shots be sophisticated? And what’s the difference between a shot and shooter anyway? • Sophisticated Shots The Kitchn
Dec 4, 2012
A LEGO Utensil Holder
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) I have specific storage places for things like measuring spoons and knives, but I’m thinking I could loosen up a little and bust out one of these DIY LEGO utensil holders! • LEGO Utensil Holder The Kitchn
Dec 4, 2012
15 Recipes for Holiday Potlucks
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Here are 15 recipes we think work quite well under all sorts of potluck circumstances — from a festive grain salad, to a decadent baked potato dip, to a creamy baked squash casserole. • 15 Potluck Recipes The Kitchn
Dec 3, 2012
When Eating Alone is Lonely
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Meals are a shared experience in most cultures, so it is a classic time for loneliness to come up if you find yourself alone at meal times. Do you eat alone often? How do you deal with the times when a single place setting at the table feels lonely? • Eating
Sep 21, 2012
Look! Shimmery Hammered Silver Cabinets
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) How pretty are these hammered silver cabinets? Although it’s a small kitchen, the shimmery panels make the room feel very luxe. Would you ever go for this look? • Silver Cabinets The Kitchn
Sep 21, 2012
Chef Ludo’s Magically Delicious Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Ludo LeFebvre is the French-born chef and creator of the pop-up restaurant LudoBites, the hottest spot in Los Angeles. In anticipation of his new cookbook, we got a peek at his home kitchen. Take the tour with us and tell us if you notice a motif! • Ludo Kitchen Tour
Sep 20, 2012
How to Make Pita Bread at Home
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The pita bread you make at home is worlds apart from the stuff you buy in stores, and watching them puff to glorious heights in your oven or on your stovetop is culinary magic at its best. Here’s how to do it. It’s easy! • How To Make Pita Bread
Sep 20, 2012
15 Tips for Better Weekly Meal Planning
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) How do you get dinner on the table, week in and week out, without getting bored? How do you stay energized and engaged with the act of cooking at home? Here are fifteen of our best and most universal tips for learning how to plan your meals. • 15 Tips for
Sep 19, 2012