Ben Mims is the cooking columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He was the test kitchen director for Lucky Peach and a food editor at Saveur and Food & Wine. He has developed recipes, written, and consulted for outlets such as BuzzFeed/Tasty, Food Network Magazine, Rachael Ray Every Day, Food52, Bake from Scratch, Epicurious, and Jarry, and for cookbooks by Vice/Munchies and Dovetail Press. He is also the author of Sweet & Southern: Classic Desserts with a Twist and Short Stacks: Coconut. He lives in Los Angeles.