Vanessa Greaves Vanessa Greaves is a Senior Editor at Allrecipes with nearly two decades of experience helping home cooks gain confidence in the kitchen. A self-taught cook who grew up reading cookbooks for fun, Vanessa lives and breathes the challenges faced by busy everyday cooks to get dinner on the table.Education: Vanessa attended California State University, Dominguez Hills, majoring in English.Experience: While living in Los Angeles, Vanessa co-owned a travel service guiding overseas visitors on adventure tours throughout the Desert Southwest, where she developed a strong instinct for sharing knowledge and discovery.Trading in her hiking boots for high heels, Vanessa made the switch to fashion media, starting at Women's Wear Daily and moving up to W magazine, giving her a deep appreciation for both aesthetics and practicalities.After relocating to Seattle, Vanessa's interests turned to more domestic pursuits: raising a family, gardening, and cooking. Her home garden has been featured in The Seattle Times/Pacific NW Magazine, and she's proud to be part of the team that has grown Allrecipes into the world's largest online community of home cooks.Vanessa holds true to the founding principles of Allrecipes, believing that home cooks are the real experts, and striving to showcase their voices and contributions throughout.Vanessa's favorite recipe on Allrecipes is Lolah's Chicken Adobo. It's a family recipe that her Filipino mom taught her, and her mom taught her, and Vanessa in turn taught it to her son. She probably makes it every other week. To her, it tastes like home, comfort, and love 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.