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Allie Chanthorn Reinmann

Allie Chanthorn Reinmann

Staff Writer

Allie has been Lifehacker’s Food Writer since 2021. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College in drama and studied at the Institute of Culinary Education to earn her diploma in Pastry and Baking Arts. Allie worked professionally as a private chef for over a decade, honing her craft in New York at places like Balthazar, Bien Cuit, The Chocolate Room, Billy’s Bakery, and Whole Foods. She spent evenings as a chef instructor, and also earned a master’s degree at Hunter College for teaching English. Allie’s YouTube channel, Thainybites, features recipes and baking tricks. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Yam khai dao salad on a plate.
Make This Fried Egg Salad With Your Leftover Easter Eggs
A pizza in a cast iron skillet.
Save Money and Treat Yourself to a Pizza Week
Hand holding up a fast food sandwich in front of other food.
How to Revive Soggy Fast Food in Your Air Fryer
Hands scrolling a recipe on a tablet.
How to Recognize an AI-generated Cookbook
Pickles in a bowl on a wooden table.
Nine Foods (and Drinks) Made Better by Pickles
Hands holding a ball of bread dough over a bowl.
Use a Mug Warmer to Cut Down Bread Proofing Time
Barbecue sauce pouring onto smoked ribs.
The Easiest Ways to Fix Bad Barbecue Sauce
A bowl of noodles and a fried egg on top.
Khai Dao Is the Sexy Bad Boy of Fried Eggs
A steak on a grill pan with a meat thermometer sticking out.
My Favorite Kitchen Essentials From Amazon's Spring Sale
A BLT sandwhich open on a plate
Make a ‘Winter BLT’ With Chunky Tomato Sauce
A zip top bag filled with sauce and laying on a table with other ingredients.
How to Freeze Batches of Sauce Now for Easy Dinners in the Future
A scotch egg next to another one which has been sliced in half.
Treat Yourself to an Air Fryer Scotch Egg This Easter
Whipped cream topped pie next to banana peels formed in the shape of pi.
This Five-ingredient Banoffee Is a Low-Effort Pi Day Treat
Hand putting a loaf of wrapped bread in the freezer.
The Best Bread Box Is Your Freezer
Pizza in a cast iron skillet
Don't Give up on Your Leftovers, 'Pizza' Them
Close-up of popcorn in a bowl.
Move Aside, Kettle Corn—Peanut Butter Popcorn Has Arrived
Round rice krispies treat on a black and white plate.
Make These Emergency Rice Krispies Treats in the Microwave
Close-up barbecue sauce fried egg.
Fry Your Eggs in Barbecue Sauce for a Feisty Start to Your Day
A bowl of ramen carbonara next to an unopened package of ramen.
Make This Perverted TikTok Ramen Carbonara Even Better
Hands honing a kitchen knife.
How to Take Care of Your Knives Like an Adult