Meredith Youngson

Kana Ambassador

Internationally Inspired and Flavor-Forward Recipes

From a very young age I was obsessed with food, so it made sense to learn how to cook delicious things. 

I taught myself to cook through reading food blogs,TV shows, magazines and taking inspiration from my travels. My recipes are a melting pot of experiences, flavors, and people I have met. Blogging and social media has been a fun way to share what I’ve learned, and learn from other cooks. 

The best part about cooking for me is how creative it is, and how happy it makes people. 

With one humble bowl of pasta you can both express yourself and spoil your loved ones. For me, that’s a win-win.

Cook More With Less

Using tools that are both functional and beautiful are important to me, which is why I am in love with the Dutch Oven! The white Classic Dutch looks stunning in your kitchen, and is a beast at cooking in the oven or on a stove top. 

Having a quality Dutch replaces so many other appliances, reducing my consumption and saving space. For example, I can make anything from rice, to stew, to pulled pork or bread in this one amazing vessel. No more buying new sets of pots and pans every year!


Remember, you eat with your eyes first.

Rules in the kitchen are meant to be broken.

I create recipes with maximum flavor and minimum effort.

More is more.

My food is internationally inspired and flavor-forward, but with an approachable home-cooked feel.

Chef Meredith’s Kitchen Tips

Taste, taste, taste while you cook.

If you wonder why some food turns out perfectly seasoned, it’s likely because it was tasted throughout the cooking process. Add salt in increments as you cook to ensure it’s at the level you want.

Invest in quality pantry essentials and “flavor bombs”.

Dijon mustard, spices, curry pastes, pickles, condiments and herbs. That’s half the battle. When inspiration strikes, you’ll be ready.

Get inspired: if you want to be a better cook, surround yourself with people or inspiration of good food.

Read the magazines, watch the shows, listen to the podcasts, order the takeout, and try new things!