The Dynamite Shop

who we are


Dana Bowen

Dana is a longtime food writer, editor and cookbook writer. She fell in love with telling stories about food as a reporter and restaurant reviewer for the New York Times Dining section and has spent the last decade as Executive Editor of Saveur, Rachael Ray Every Day, Martha Stewart Living and Food & Wine magazines. She lives down the block from The Dynamite Shop with her husband, 13-year-old son and feisty foxhound.


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Sara Kate Gillingham

Sara Kate  is a James Beard Award-winning food writer with three cookbooks behind her and extensive experience in the digital journalism space. She is the founder of, an online kitchen and lifestyle community from Apartment Therapy since 2005 that now reaches 20 million readers monthly. She lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn with her 11-year-old daughter.