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Dorothy Kalins Ink is a collaboration of like-minded editorial creatives who dive into projects and devise inventive ways to produce books. Award-winning books.

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An award-winning magazine editor and the founding editor-in-chief of Metropolitan Home, Dorothy is the founding editor-in-chief of Saveur, and was the executive editor of Newsweek.


As director of Dorothy Kalins Ink, a creative collaborative, she has produced many award-winning cookbooks, including David Tanis’s bestselling A Platter of Figs, Michael Anthony’s Gramercy Tavern Cookbook, and Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook’s Beard-award winning Zahav, Israeli Soul, and in September, 2024, Zahav Home, with Solomonov and Cook. Kalins’ food memoir, The Kitchen Whisperers, was published in 2021.


In 2018, she was honored with induction into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. Kalins was the first woman ever named Adweek’s Editor of the Year, and in 2013, Kalins was voted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who in Food & Beverage. She lives in New York City with her husband.


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“Dorothy is one of my Kitchen Whisperers and I’m moved by how much we still keep learning from each other.” —Danny Meyer, Executive Chairman, USHG

“Terrific, evocative, poetic, a complete treat to read. Wonderful.” —Bill Buford, author, Heat and Dirt

“I’ll shout to the heavens if need be: buy this book. It will help you soar higher than you ever dreamed.” —Kat Kinsman, Executive Features Editor, Food & Wine

“Compelling…will easily resonate with experienced cooks and should bolster the confidence of novices.” —The New York Times

“Dorothy’s voice is both evocative and intimate; the stories extraordinary….” —Claire Saffitz, Dessert Person


“…I’m suddenly staring into my kitchen, thinking about which dishes I can make from muscle memory…and from whom I want to learn next.” —Bill Addison Restaurant Critic, Los Angeles Times

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Dorothy is an award-winning magazine editor, with experience as the founding editor of Metropolitan Home, founding editor-in-chief of Saveur, executive editor of Newsweek, and much more. In 2018, she was honored with induction into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. Kalins was the first woman ever named Adweek’s Editor of the Year. 

Apartment Life

As the Baby Boom bounced out of college and into their own homes, Apartment Life helped them find their style with wit and smarts. In the process, it pioneered the idea of editorial targeted to a generation. 

Metropolitan Home

Apartment Life grew with its readers into Metropolitan Home, delivering breakthrough journalism, heavy on design, excellent writing, and realistic photography. Met Home won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, and premiered the idea of cause marketing in magazines, with two designer showhouses and galas benefiting Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids.

Garden Design

Born as a small trade magazine, our team brought Garden Design to a larger audience. GD’s gorgeous pages featured the inspirational work of leading designers, went to the roots of historic design trends, and delivered hands-in-the-dirt advice to a generation newly discovering the garden.


With its journalistic storytelling, its out-of-the-studio photography, and its emphasis on authenticity, Saveur forever changed American food magazines: taking readers to the place where the food was born. Coupled with fine writing, the magazine won three National Magazine Awards in its first five years.


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