I’m Ruthy Kirwan, and I live in New York City, where I work in freelance recipe testing, development, and editing. I also do freelance food writing and cooking class instruction. Would you like to work with me?  You can reach me here:

ruthy@percolatekitchen.com


I started Percolate Kitchen in 2016 so I could share with other busy city-living people (just like myself!) all the tips, recipes and ideas that I’ve learned so they, too, can make the most of their precious free time in the kitchen.

As a brand influencer and recipe developer, I showcase to my audience of other busy parents the cookbooks, products, and services I regularly use in order to make my life easier. If you’re interested in highlighting your product or service to my crowd of engaged readers, I’d love to start a conversation!

In my freelance career, I have been involved in a number of projects with DK/Penguin Random House Books as a recipe tester and technical editor. Together we have worked on the cookbook Ramen FusionThe Idiot’s Guides: Autoimmune Cookbook, Marijuana Edibles, and Bodybuilder’s Kitchen.

I have done extensive work as a recipe tester and technical editor for Cabot Cheese.  I’m a recipe developer and brand representative of Gourmia’s line of pressure cookers and countertop pizza ovens, as well as their Gourmia Jr. line of baby food makers

I’ve also worked as a staff recipe tester for food52 and Peapod.

I worked as the staff cooking instructor at Rustico Cooking School in Midtown Manhattan, and since 2017 I have been teaching my own cooking classes and workshops. Since 2018 I have been the preschool cook and elementary cooking class teacher at The Q Studio Lab Preschool and Elementary in Sunnyside, Queens.

My pride and joy is my popular weekly recipe newsletter, sent to thousands of busy working families who want to take a better, more organized approach to their kitchens. Each issue of the PK Weekly newsletter arrives in my subscriber’s inboxes on Wednesday morning around 6am EST. I have an average open rate of 27% and a very low unsubscribe rate (approximately 2-3 unsubscribes each week). You can learn more about the newsletter here. 

I’m always interested in working with companies, publishers or brands, and am open to all relationships involving areas of my expertise. Feel free to contact me about rates and availability. I look forward to working with you!

Where You’ve Seen Me: 

NY Metro Parents, September 2017: 10 Tips for Successful Meal Planning

WorkingMother.com, October 2017: The 1 Shopping List That Guarantees 5 Nights of Quick, Family-Friendly Dinners

AP: Some Cooks Rehearse the Feast

Kim Wiggans Coaching Podcast, episode 20: Meet Ruthy Kirwan Meal Planning Mama

9&10 News Northern Michigan: WATCH Traverse City author makes Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

The Christal Frost Show

Northern Michigan native to release ‘The Healthy Sheet Pan Cookbook”

The Blossoming Mommy and Baby Podcast, episode 347: Finding JOY in the Kitchen