Kate Williams

Kate Williams grew up outside of Atlanta, where twenty-pound baskets of peaches were an end-of-summer tradition. After spending time in Boston developing recipes for America's Test Kitchen and pretending to be a New Englander, she moved to sunny Berkeley. Here she works as a personal chef and food writer, covering topics ranging from taco trucks to modernist cookbooks. In addition to KQED's Bay Area Bites, Kate's work appears on Serious Eats, Berkeleyside NOSH, The Oxford American, America's Test Kitchen cookbooks, and Food52.
Homemade Greek-style yogurt cups with cardamom mango. Photo: Kate Williams

Homemade Greek-Style Yogurt Cups Make for an Easy and Healthy DIY Snack

Single-serve Greek yogurt cups are doing big business. A glance at their growing real estate in the dairy aisle says plenty about the snack’s growing popularity. Most yogurt companies tout their product’s healthfulness, but they gloss over the added sugars, flavorings, dyes and binders used to make their yogurt shelf-stable and kid-friendly. Make the snack at home for a healthier snack. Kate Williams will show you how.

Homemade pistachio milk, almond milk, and nut meal. Photo: Kate Williams

Start Your New Year’s Diet Off Right with Homemade Nut Milks

The almond milks that fill grocery stores these days are full of sugar and/or stabilizers, and (worse) they hardly even taste the nuts from which they're made. It's far better to make it at home. Nut milks are simple, and you don't need anything more than a blender and a strainer. Kate Williams will show you how.

Pomegranate-Apple Pâte de Fruit. Photo: Kate Williams

DIY Pâte de Fruit Makes an Elegant Holiday Gift

Pâte de Fruit candies are often served as after dinner treats at high end restaurants. But there's no reason you need to shell out big bucks for a few bites of these chewy, fruity treats. They're not much harder to make than a simple pot of jam, and the jewel toned candies make wonderful gifts. Learn how to make your own with Kate Williams.

Homemade cheese crackers with black pepper. Photo: Kate Williams

Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

Forget store-bought Cheez-Its. The best savory, cheese-filled nibbles are made at home with plenty of real cheese. Homemade crackers seem intimidating, but they're basically just savory cookies -- something anyone can make. Plus, a jar of these crackers makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the holidays. Kate Williams will show you how.