A Chicago-based editor for more than a decade, Katie Wilson got her start working on law manuals and other less-flavorful copy. When she found herself spending her free time reading cookbooks and food magazines, she decided to mix business with leisure and train her editor’s eye on food. Her go-to dish? “Massaman curry with sweet potato, please!” She’s also partial to a tomato soup recipe that calls for a bit of sugar, and has nearly perfected her clean-out-the-fridge chilaquiles. Now she wrangles recipes for Plate, along with helping cookbook authors and chefs fine-tune their manuscripts.
She’s always in search of great weekend trips to unfamiliar locales, but also likes to recharge at one of her happy places–the bar inside Ishnala, a magical supper club overlooking Mirror Lake in Wisconsin.