Elaine Johnson
Elaine Johnson
In her 20-plus years at Sunset, Elaine Johnson has delved into everything from grilling great carne asada and making the ultimate s'mores to bringing back forgotten stone fruits and baking with local grains. She contributed to The Sunset Cookbook and The One-BlockFeast, and is co-editing The Great Outdoors Cookbook (2014). She also edits the Market Fresh column and is spearheading Sunset's new Daily Grill initiative. In between time at the magazine, Elaine has worked as a freelance writer, editor, and recipe developer for magazines and cookbooks such as Safeway's Every Season, Weber’s Charcoal Grilling, and Weber’s Way to Grill.

At home in Palo Alto she enjoys growing her own food and cooking with her husband and twin teenage boys.

Recent Posts By Elaine Johnson

Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 1: Fill up on veggies, and don’t forget to sleep

I’m giving up: After-dinner snacks

I chose this because: As a full-time working mom, there’s always so much to do. My energy and willpower really sink in the evening, and it’s tempting to boost my blood sugar with a late-evening snack (carbs! sweets!) as I pack lunches, run laundry, or try to grab a few minutes for myself.

Cookbook Sneak Peek: Grilled Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding

We raised our Champagne glasses and grilling tongs this week as we signed off on the very last pages of our new outdoors cookbook, which will be in stores at the end of April. It’s loaded with exciting, adventurous recipes that we think you’re going to want to make again and again. One of our favorites is this grilled prime rib and Yorkshire pudding from reader Bob House.

Fire Up the Holiday Grill: 2 Splurge-Worthy Beef Tenderloins

There are plenty of ways to drop cash this time of year, and one particularly juicy one is a center-cut beef tenderloin.

Hooray for Leftovers

Twelve ways to put Thanksgiving leftovers to good use.