Esther Deutsch is a New York–based food stylist, columnist, and recipe developer. As a food editor of AMI magazine, she has captured the imagination of cooks everywhere with her unparalleled energy and creativity. As the first kosher food editorial of its kind, her Manna column, dubbed “a class on its own,” raised the bar. CHIC Made Simple features her most celebrated recipes, as well as many that have never been published before. What renders Esther’s recipes so successful is her unmistakable signature: food that’s super easy to prepare, but always delicious, impressive, and imaginative. Esther is a self-taught cook who has never taken a single culinary class. If she can do it, so can you—effortlessly. She resides in New York with her husband and children.