Danielle Centoni

Danielle Centoni
 Wendi Nordeck

Danielle Centoni is a James Beard Award-winning food writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. She has authored five cookbooks and contributed editorial work and recipe testing to half a dozen more. She’s the mother of two tween/teen girls, two black cats, and one foster bunny. When she’s not cooking or writing, she can usually be found on a hiking trail, in a bookstore or on the hunt for great pastries.


  • She's a writer for print and online outlets including TheKitchn.com, Rachael Ray Every Day, Conde Nast Traveler, Epicurious, and Bon Appetit
  • Danielle is a recipe developer for brands and magazines including Better Homes and Gardens and EatingWell
  • She is the author of five cookbooks, including Portland Cooks and Fried Rice
  • Danielle has been writing for The Spruce since December 2018


Danielle has worked as a staff editor and writer for the Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Imbibe Magazine, MIX Magazine, and Eater Portland, where her work earned a James Beard Journalism Award in 2016. 


About The Spruce

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