Katherine Martinelli

Writer | Recipe Developer | Photographer



From in-depth, reported features to click-worthy round-ups, Katherine covers a range of beats from food and travel to parenting and real estate, and beyond.


Recipe Development

Few challenges are more fun than concocting new recipes that inspire people to get in the kitchen. From corporate clients to cookbooks, Katherine can create fresh, fun recipes that work. Need recipes tested? She does that too.


Food Photography

With a preference for natural light and unfussy styling, Katherine’s food photography has appeared in cookbooks, alongside her articles and recipes, and to illustrate sponsored editorial content.


“Working with Katherine has been an absolute pleasure. We at Serious Eats love that she is a regular contributor to our branded content program. Not only is she super responsive over email—which is great for last-minute assignments—the recipes and content she provides are always well-researched and compelling.”

Ariel Kanter | Marketing Director | Serious Eats

“Katherine has been a tremendous asset to my team of freelancers for Zillow’s Porchlight blog. She has tackled a variety of story types, ranging from home builder profiles to for-sale home roundups, unique home profiles and personal essays. She has consistently and reliably delivered high-quality writing on every subject. Insightful, curious, and compassionate, Katherine brings warmth and intelligence to all her work.”

Cat Overman | Senior Editor | Content Marketing, Zillow

“Katherine is an editor’s dream writer! Beyond delivering quality content on time, every time, she’s in tune with our brand’s voice and message and always goes out of her way to come up with ways to lead readers to other content on our site. Plus, she’s kind, thoughtful, and a pleasure to work with—we’re lucky to have her!” 

Sarah Purkrabek | Editorial Assistant (and editor of AFAR Local newsletters) | AFAR Media