Kate Bernot
kbernot
Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.
Jul 1
1

Jever is my go-to closest thing to “lite” beer. I always have that. I like it in bottles, but can get it in pint cans. I’ll graba Bitburger if I feel like going the pint-can German beer. It’s about $10/case cheaper in PA. Read more

Jul 1
1

Haha! I was just giving side-eye to potato chips in another thread. This looks like an excellent use for any left over potato chips (never left over pretzels or tortilla chips!) from any large family functions. If we ever have those again...

Jul 1
1

Nice to see you! Also this recipe sounds delicious. Will be making ASAP 

Jul 1
10

Hi Kate! Nice to see you ‘round these parts.

Jun 26
1

I live 40 min’s out of pittsburgh and this tradition is still alive and well. In a weird twist of etiquette your considered rude if you don’t don’t take at least a dozen cookies home with you.

Jun 26
1

At my MIL’s insistence, we had a cookie table at our wedding.  There were 2000+ cookies for 175 people - chocolate crinkles, pizzelles, galettes, sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies... Virtually no one ate the wedding cake.

Jun 26
1

I live dead smack between Youngstown and Pittsburgh and the cookie table is my favorite part of weddings. For my wedding, as tradition, all of my aunts, great aunts, and cousins came together to make dozens of different varieties. 

Jun 26
1

Kate is back?!! Well, if that isn’t an occasion which demands the baking of hundreds of cookies in celebration I frankly don’t know what is.....

Jun 26
3

I had no idea of the concept of a cookie table until I moved to Pittsburgh for college and stayed there for 15 years. What’s funny is people there assume cookie tables are a thing everywhere, so I’d hear stuff like “I went to my friend’s wedding in North Carolina and it was so strange, they didn’t have a cookie Read more

Jun 26
2

it’s like that early Good Eats episode where Alton was making biscuits side-by-side with Ma Mae. He tried to get it down to a science, she just knew how to do it.

Jun 26
2

Now I miss my grandmother’s koláče.  Wasn’t big on the walnut filled ones, but the cheese ones...

Nov 27
61

Oh no! My favorite writer on this site is leaving. Kate’s articles invariably left me with a goofy grin on my face. I feel like I learned a little bit and laughed a lot. Read more

Nov 27
3

Say it ain’t so!  I’ve come to think of you as family.  We’ll miss you!

Nov 27
1

Kate, you’ll be missed. Loved reading your stuff. Best of luck wherever you surface. Eat and drink lots and lots this week!