Danielle Centoni

Danielle Centoni – Ghostwriter

I'm a cookbook author and features writer with more than 20 years of experience.


I started my career as the food editor of The Oakland Tribune before moving to Portland where I covered food for The Oregonian. I was the senior editor at Imbibe Magazine, MIX Magazine, and Eater Portland website. I develop and test recipes for cookbook authors, brands and national publications including Weber Grills and Better Homes and Gardens. I also write for Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine, EatingWell, Bon Appetit, Epicurious and Conde Nast Traveler. I have written three cookbooks of my own, co-authored two with chefs, and edited recipes, headnotes and chapter intros for six others and counting.
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Home & Garden Parenting & Families Travel
English (US)
  • James Beard Journalism Award 2016
  • WSET Intermediate

Work experience


Jan, 2000 — Present

I am a freelance food, travel and lifestyle writer for a wide variety of magazines, newspapers and websites. Publications include Better Homes and Gardens, EatingWell, Bon Appetit, Rachael Ray Every Day, Conde Nast Traveler, Modern Farmer and Eater.

Fried Rice: 50 Ways to Stir Up the World's Favorite Grain (Sasquatch, August 2019)
Little Portland Cookbook (Countryman Press, August 2019)
Portland Cooks (Figure 1, Fall 2017)
Co-wrote The Sugar Cube with Kir Jensen (Chronicle Books, Spring 2011)
Co-wrote The American Cocktail (Chronicle Books, Fall 2011)
Co-wrote Mother's Best with Lisa Schroeder (Taunton Press, 2009)
Ghost writer and contributor to several other cookbooks, including Fine Cooking annuals.

• Recipe development: Develop a wide range of recipes for newspapers, magazines and websites, including Better Homes and Gardens and EatingWell

• Recipe testing: Test and troubleshoot recipes for clients, periodicals and cookbooks including Weber cookbooks, Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking (Flatiron Books, 2017), Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (Simon and Schuster 2017), and Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables (Artisan, 2017).

• Recipe editing: Write and edit recipes for a variety of clients. Recent work includes the cookbook Lure: Healthy Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast (Figure 1, 2017)


Eating sustainable seafood is about opening your mind (and fridge) to a vast array of fish and shellfish that you might not have considered before―and the Pacific Coast, is blessed with an abundance of wild species. With Lure, readers embark on a wild Pacific ... read more
30 classic Portland recipes to treasureThe Little Local Portland Cookbook brings the essential flavors of Portland, Oregon, to your table. From special coffee drinks and brunch dishes like Huckleberry Hotcakes and Salmon Hash, to delicious Oregon Bay shrimp co... read more
There's nothing like a home-cooked meal made with love. And here's your chance to share the love with Mother's Best -- 150 delicious recipes for comfort food that will soothe the soul and satisfy even the most ravenous appetite. All you have to do is follow th... read more
This covetable cookbook is a greatest hits collection from Sugar Cube, a tiny pink food cart in Portland, Oregon, that is thronged daily by hungry hordes craving voluptuous sweets intensified with a spike of booze, a lick of sea salt, or a "whoop" of whipped c... read more
Portland city is synonymous with DIY scrappiness, rule-breaking creativity, and a die-hard collaborative spirit, and it also happens to be America’s favorite foodie destination. Portland Cooks presents 80 recipes from 40 of Stumptown’s most popular restaurants... read more

Professionals similar to Danielle

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Johnny Acton

Johnny A.

Experienced ghostwriter, author and copy-editor. Personable and very versatile. I specialise in biography, sport, food and popular history.

London, United Kingdom

100% reply rate

View profile
Kendall Davis

Kendall D.

Non-fiction ghostwriter specializing in memoir, lifestyle, gift books, and pop culture. Author of Be More Captain Marvel (DK Books, 2023).

Colorado Springs, United States

100% reply rate

View profile
Bryony Sutherland

Bryony S.

Traditionally published biographer and ghostwriter specialising in memoirs, non-fiction, and how-tos.

England, United Kingdom

100% reply rate

View profile