Joanne Lamb Hayes

Joanne Lamb Hayes
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Joanne holds a Ph.D. from New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. She has been writing about food for various national magazines for more than four decades.

Joanne Lamb Hayes
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Apple Crisp

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Joanne Lamb Hayes is a food writer, teacher, editor, cookbook author, stylist and historian who has written, coauthored, or edited more than a dozen books.


She is the author of Recipes from America's Small Farms: Fresh Ideas for the Season's Bounty; Grandma's Wartime Kitchen: World War II and the Way We Cooked; and Grandma’s Wartime Baking: World War II and the Way We Baked. She contributed to Sara’s Secrets for Weekend Meals by Sara Moulton, and revised The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest: 150 Recipes for Freezing, Canning, Drying and Pickling Fruits and Vegetables.


Joanne wrote a number of books with fellow food writer, Bonnie Tandy LeBlang. The two wrote Beans: Seventy-nine Recipes for Beans, Lentils, Peas, Peanuts and Other Legumes; 365 Great Cookies and Brownies; Grains: 76 Healthy Recipes for Barley, Corn, Rye, Wheat and Other Grains; and Weekend Kitchen, The: Menus and Recipes for Relaxed Entertaining and Family Fun.


She is the former food editor of Country  Living magazine and is a member of the James Beard Foundation, Les Dames d' Escoffier New York, and the New York Women's Culinary Alliance.


Joanne lives in New York. Her website is

Latest Recipes

Calico (Wild and Brown) Rice

Rice is a super easy side dish for practically any meal, but sometimes it's nice to elevate easy recipes. Calico (Wild and Brown) Rice is a simple yet satisfying side dish to serve with chicken, beef, vegetables, and more. The combination of brown and wild rice makes this a hearty dish with great texture, and it's a great source of whole grains. To make this rice pilaf recipe, wild and brown rices are combined with chicken stock. The rice cooks until tender before being combined with parsley, salt, and pepper.

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Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Brighten up your holiday spread with this Cranberry Waldorf Salad recipe. A combination of tart cranberries, sweet apples, and savory celery sets this Waldorf salad recipe apart. The best thing about this holiday salad recipe is that it can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until you're ready to serve. This salad is the perfect addition to any meal because its sweetness will balance out other savory dishes. Everyone is sure to take second helpings of this cranberry salad when you make it for your next Thanksgiving or Christmas feast.

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Apple Crisp

When it comes to fall dessert recipes, apple pie gets all the press. But if you'd like to make something a bit different for your next potluck or book club meeting, then this recipe for Apple Crisp is in order! The homemade crisp shows off the full flavor of apples in the best way possible and is topped with a delicious crumb mixture. This easy apple recipe is sure to be a hit!

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Smoked Salmon with Avocado

Here's a recipe that will be a delight to serve for a quiet evening at home with friends! With only seven ingredients, this recipe for Smoked Salmon with Avocado will be easy to make and can be ready to serve in fewer than 30 minutes. It boasts a complex flavor profile and will also be a pretty and elegant addition to any meal you have planned. This easy appetizer recipe doesn't take long to prepare, either.

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Herbed Noodles

Easy to make and inexpensive, too, these Herbed Noodles will quickly become a beloved side dish! The Herbed Noodles can be ready to serve within minutes and includes a number of ingredients that you likely already have on hand. What more could you want when preparing dinner on a busy weeknight? This side dish recipe will be the perfect accompaniment to just about any entree in your personal cookbook, including meatloaf, roasted chicken, and even a hearty salad.

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