Molly Birnbaum is Editor in Chief of America's Test Kitchen Kids, a multi-media brand that is building a new generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters. "The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs," a middle-grade cookbook published in fall 2018, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. 

Trained at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Molly has been a founding member of multiple startups, with a focus on food, science, and farming. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Bon AppetitFast CompanyARTnews magazineNPR's Cognoscenti, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Atlas Obscura, among others. Her first book, "Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way," was published by Ecco and shortlisted for an IACP award in Literary Food Writing in 2011. Since then, she had edited many cookbooks, including the New York Times bestselling "The Science of Good Cooking" (October, 2012), as well as "Cook's Science" (October, 2016), which was shortlisted for a James Beard Foundation Award. In 2016 she co-wrote and starred in a 90-minute theater show about the science of hamburgers. She lives with her husband and 2-year-old daughter in Providence, RI.