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Katie Sweeney

Former Editor, POPSUGAR Food

I developed a great appreciation for food at an early age. As a foodie-in-training growing up in Sonoma County, I wrote my first cookbook, Kooking with Katie, in the sixth grade, and received my first lessons in creating delicious, comforting food from my father. After attending UC Berkeley, I lived in Spain for two years, fully immersing myself in the Spanish language, food, and culture. I became interested in mixology, wine tasting, and saw fabulous results when introducing my Spanish friends to classic American cuisine. Since then, I've used my creativity to host countless events from intimate dinners to blowout bashes. For the past four years, I've been the mastermind behind YumSugar's weekly party plans, easy everyday menus, thoughtful wine pairings, and party-ready cocktails.

I live in San Francisco, have a great relationship with my friends and family, am an advanced cook, love my job, and speak two languages.

Latest Posts by Katie

How to Host an Engagement Party
Pasta With Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe
Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe
Creme Brulee Recipe
Homemade Kraft-Style Stove-Top Mac and Cheese Recipe
Vegetarian Mediterranean Quiche Recipe
The Buena Vista Cafe's Irish Coffee Recipe
How to Tell If an Avocado Is Ripe
Fried Egg on Tortilla Recipe
Vegetarian Frittata Recipe
Bobby Flay's Award-Winning Santa Fe Burger Recipe
Mario Batali's Tips For Cooking Like an Italian
Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe