Danette St. Onge

Danette St. Onge
 Danette St. Onge

  • Food and travel writer
  • Author of "The Better-Than-Takeout Thai Cookbook"
  • Translator and editor in French, Italian, Spanish, and English
  • Worked as an editor at Cook's Illustrated


Danette St. Onge is a former writer for The Spruce. She is a food and travel writer specialized in international cuisines and the science and chemistry of food and cooking. Growing up in a multicultural family, traveling, and living abroad in several countries have all informed her unique take on food and cooking.

She lived in Tuscany for five years and has traveled extensively throughout Italy, exploring regional culinary specialties and traditions. She is currently based in Paris and London.

Danette has worked as an editor at Cook's Illustrated magazine (America's Test Kitchen), writing and editing articles and recipes and devising kitchen experiments, tips, and taste tests, as well as puzzling out the identity of mysterious kitchen antiques.

As a freelancer, she has written about food, dining, and travel and developed, tested, and edited recipes for various clients in print and online media, including Saveur, Zagat, Google, and the Food Network.

She has also worked as a translator (Italian, Spanish, and French to English) on many projects, including cookbooks and restaurant menus. She has published a Thai cookbook.


Danette St. Onge has B.A. in biology from Tufts University and a B.F.A in studio art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as a copyediting certificate from Emerson College.

Awards and Publications

Author of "The Better-Than-Takeout Thai Cookbook: Favorite Thai Food Recipes Made at Home"

She has published work in these print and online publications:

  • America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Illustrated magazine
  • Saveur
  • Zagat
  • The Food Network

Expertise: Thai cooking

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.

Read more from Danette St. Onge