Anna Rider

photograph of recipe developer Anna Rider
Anna Rider 
Business: GarlicDelight

Anna is a food writer who documents kitchen experiments on with the help of her physicist and taste-testing husband, Alex. She’s always encouraging people to cook at home instead of ordering takeout and has an insatiable appetite for noodles.

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  • TK years of developing recipes
  • Has contributed to Forbes, NBC News, The Kitchn, and Macheesmo


Anna is self-taught recipe developer who learned from other amazing home cooks and from growing up in a Thai grocery store. She and her husband get their inspiration from making quick and delicious meals on weekdays and hosting dinner parties on weekends. Experimentation in the kitchen leads them to surprising conclusions and influences the techniques and recipes they write about.

In addition to creating and photographing recipes and cooking guides on, Anna has written for Forbes, NBC News, The Kitchn, and Macheesmo.


Anna holds a journalism degree from Stanford University.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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