David McCann David McCann is a food writer, recipe developer, actor, and playwright, who has been working in food media for over 40 years.Experience: He is an avid "from scratch" cook who specializes in easy but elegant seasonal recipes, homemade sauces and spices, and helpful kitchen tips.David got his culinary start as a test kitchen assistant at Food & Wine magazine in the 1980s. Over the years, he has continued to create for the platform as a recipe developer and food writer. His recipe for Root Vegetable Gratin appeared on the cover of Food & Wine's Thanksgiving issue last year, and his take on Venetian Schie con Polenta was named one of Food & Wine's top 10 recipes for 2020.His writing and recipes have been featured in print and on numerous digital platforms, including Food & Wine, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Great American Home Cooking, MyRecipes, Extra Crispy, food52, The Kitchn, and Allrecipes.In addition to his culinary creations, David has enjoyed a robust career as a theatre actor and playwright, performing on stages across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.The one thing David can't live without is his eight-inch chef's knife. About Allrecipes Home cooks are our heroes; it's as simple as that. Allrecipes, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the world’s largest community-driven food site, providing trusted resources to more than 60 million home cooks each month. Every day, cooks from around the world publish doably delicious recipes, while our team of editorial and kitchen professionals cover the world's top food news and trends. Learn more about us and our editorial process.