Julia Kramer is the Deputy Editor of Bon Appétit. As Senior Editor at BA, she traveled the country, scouting the best new restaurants in America for the “BA Hot 10.” In January 2017, she oversaw the launch of BA’s sibling site, Healthyish, and she continues to guide its editorial direction. As editor of the ASME award–nominated BA Kitchen section, which focuses on weeknight recipes and essential cooking know-how, she is a passionate home cook. A native Chicagoan, she is a graduate of Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where she studied fiction writing. She has been nominated for two James Beard Awards, for “Lunch Al Desko” and “Smoke Signals,” which also appeared in the 2016 Best Food Writing anthology. Prior to joining Bon Appétit in 2013, she was the food editor and restaurant critic for Time Out Chicago. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband, Zachary Kaplan, and their son, Philip.