Matthew Fairman works out of New Orleans and is a senior editor for Cook’s Country. He has been cooking and writing for America's Test Kitchen since 2014. Previously, he cooked in restaurants and taught college literature and writing. When he’s not pitching a new take on fried rice to his editors or whispering to his slow cookers, Matthew is usually scaling plastic mountains at the climbing gym or running food experiments on his wife, Lauren, and cat, Daisy. He hopes to one day pay for climbing trips by selling fried rice from a food truck to hungry people stumbling out of bars after last call.