In her debut cookbook Live Life Deliciously, seasoned food editor, stylist and recipe developer Tara Bench, known as “Tara Teaspoon,” offers sumptuous but simple dishes that taste as delicious as they look.
From savory sides like Cheese and Herb Potato Gratin to a Savory and Sweet Rice Pilaf using fresh pomegranates, Tara’s book showcases recipes for everyone from beginners to the most seasoned cooks.
Our Kirk Gimenez interviewed Tara for some tips on how to add a new twist to your side dishes this holiday season.
Tara has spent more than twenty years in the food publishing industry creating recipes and articles, and food styling for various magazines, books, television and advertising.
Most recently she has been the food and entertaining director of Ladies Home Journal magazine.
Prior to working at the Journal, Tara was a food editor at Martha Stewart Living, Kids, and Weddings magazines. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart television show, The Today Show, and on The Food Network as a show judge and contestant.