Donna Currie

  • Author of Make Ahead Bread and creator of
  • Donna has her bachelor's degree from Roosevelt University
  • Donna has written for The Spruce since July 2016


With a dad who was a machinist and a mom who loved to cook, Donna Currie was probably predestined to become enamored with kitchen gadgets. From garlic presses to food processors, she loved to tinker with them all, testing their pros and cons, and always looking for the best of the best  even before she started writing about food. Her love of gadgets and cooking led to a recipe blog, Cookistry (, a book review blog that's mostly about cookbooks called Munching on Books, ( and a review blog, Cookistry's Kitchen Gadget and Food Reviews, ( Donna has also written a cookbook, Make Ahead Bread. Her work has also appeared on Serious Eats and in the Boulder Daily Camera.


Donna has her bachelor's degree from Roosevelt University.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.