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Cyd Converse

Cyd Converse is Editor of Food Fanatic, and also the founder and cocktail shaker in residence at The Sweetest Occasion. Founded in 2008, The Sweetest Occasion is food and lifestyle blog named one of the world's best entertaining blogs by both Better Homes & Gardens and Saveur magazine. Food Fanatic's resident vegetarian, Cyd lives with her husband Bob, sons Noah and Ethan, daughter Emerson and two precocious Labrador Retrievers, Harper and River, in Upstate New York. There she can be found cooking, mixing cocktails and hosting dinner parties at her 112 year old historic home. Cyd's favorite foods include cheese omelets and veggie tacos with homemade corn tortillas and lots of guac.

August 29, 2023

I have really gotten into gardening over the last few years and nothing makes me happier than harvesting fresh veggies grown in our own garden. We always stock our garden with tons of bell pepper plants and tomato varieties since that’s what we tend to consistently use up each year with no issue. If you’re …

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August 11, 2023

If you’re anything like me, you are a true coffee lover, through and through. While I love making coffee in a Chemex most of the time, I also love cold brew. Cold brew has gotten a lot of attention in recent years in large part thanks to its smooth, bold flavor profile. With a touch …

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June 9, 2023

For the last nearly two years, Ryan Nadolny has been an integral part of Food Fanatic. His wit, passion for food, love of a good hot sauce, easy sense of humor and undeniable charm were easily expressed through his limitless writing talent. It is with broken hearts that we extend an unexpected farewell to our …

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March 8, 2023

We make no secret of the fact that we’re big Starbucks fans around here – from the beloved Frappuccino to the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte, we’re in! It’s true. We get excited for the return of all those yummy fall beverages (like the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato) and Starbucks Red Cup Day each year. Throughout the winter season …

Read More about Spring Returns to Starbucks With the New Cinnamon Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew

January 5, 2023

In the height of the early pandemic days of 2020, I stumbled upon Tabitha Brown’s TikTok account and it quickly became a happy place for me.  At the time hovering around 50,000 followers, in the last few years, Tabitha’s following has soared to nearly 5 million fans on TikTok alone. This week it was announced …

Read More about Tabitha Brown – Everyone’s Favorite TikTok Mom – Launches New Vegan Food Collection with Target