Introducing Clever Cookstr: Quick and Dirty Tips from the World’s Best Cooks

Introducing Clever Cookstr: Quick and Dirty Tips from the World’s Best CooksNew podcast debuts June 10, 2014

  • What’s the secret to making the perfect apple pie?
  • How do you put together a decadent cheese plate for your next dinner party?
  • Which vegetables should you grill and how?
  • How to make a delicious meal in less time than it takes to order take-out?

The Clever Cookstr answers these questions and many more in a new weekly podcast from Quick and Dirty Tips!

With the Clever Cookstr, you’ll get a delightful mix of cooking tips from emerging and established chefs and cookbook authors, as well as exclusive insights from bakers, sommeliers, farmers, grocers, and more. Each week, Kara Rota, Cookstr’s Director of Editorial & Partnerships, interviews guests such as Liz Thorpe, Jim Botsacos, Rocco DiSpirito, and many others to learn the hottest trends and tips from the world of food and cooking.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Cookstr on this exciting new venture,” says Kathy Doyle, Director of Quick and Dirty Tips. “We can’t wait to bring Cookstr’s passion for and knowledge of food to the millions of Quick and Dirty Tips fans around the world.”

“Given Quick and Dirty Tips’ stellar reputation for providing readers and listeners with reliable, practical information, we knew that this was the perfect partner for us to bring Cookstr’s food experts to a wider audience,” says Will Schwalbe, Founder of Cookstr and EVP, Editorial Development and Content Innovation at Macmillan.

About Cookstr
Cookstr offers thousands of recipes by hundreds of the top chefs and cookbook authors that are free on Like Quick and Dirty Tips, Cookstr is part of the Macmillan portfolio. Its mission is to digitally organize cookbooks and recipes and make them easily accessible. For more information please visit

About Quick and Dirty Tips
Quick and Dirty Tips brings together a highly focused group of subject matter experts who provide actionable, friendly advice that helps you cut to the chase, solve your problem, and do things better. With the addition of the Clever Cookstr, we now offer 16 popular weekly podcasts—plus exclusive videos, blog posts, slideshows and more, serving 9 million users (Web and podcasts) monthly.