Kirstie Renae

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Austin, Texas
Food Television, Food News, Home Cooking
  • Kirstie also writes for Insider, where she spearheaded the "From the Judging Table Series," a multi-article feature about what it's like competing in and judging food competition series. For the feature, she interviewed celebrity chefs Duff Goldman, Carla Hall, Antonia Lofaso, Nancy Fuller, Gail Simmons, Maneet Chauhan, Aarón Sánchez, Jamika Pessoa, Richard Blais, Damaris Phillips, Cat Cora, and Chris Santos.
  • Also for Insider, Kirstie interviewed former "Great British Bake Off" contestants for a selection of articles about the realities of competing in the popular baking competition series.
  • Her blog features personal essays and recipes for home cooks of all skill levels.


Kirstie has worked as a freelance writer for more than a decade. Her writing has been featured in publications like Insider, Entertainment Weekly, HuffPost, and more. She's a self-described aspiring Food Network star who has interviewed many celebrity chefs and cooking reality TV series cast members to find out what makes food television so addicting. A home cook herself, she enjoys trying new recipes, making food for family and friends, and sharing her love of food as a part of her personal blog. Formerly the entertainment editor of Literally, Darling, Kirstie believes that food, television, and movies go hand-in-hand, which is why you'll often find her cozied up on the couch with her husband, their dogs, and something delicious for dinner while watching the latest show or movie release.
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