Charis A. B.

is a language editor by profession, a foodie and a talented baker. When she isn't pulverizing a training dummy (and people sometimes) during kickboxing practice, she can be seen clicking away with her camera and scouring markets for hard to find ingredients. She's fond of travelling and an inveterate carnivore. Charis covers New York for Chef at Large and can be reached at

See Spot, Run!

Crafted with beauty and imagination, Charis found each dessert at Spot to be an exquisite work of art that she was most certainly drinking with her eyes as much as she was eating with her mouth.

Top 5 Cupcake Stops In New York

To me, cupcakes are the perfect dessert. They are presented individually, which accounts for a certain degree of neat sophistication. They’re easily adaptable to any flavor or taste, and they give their makers a chance to dress them in beautiful sprinkles or edible glitter as a finishing touch.

Ibby’s Falafel

It’s both strange and wonderful how as we grow up and travel, new tastes and flavors bring us comfort, joy and remind us of home. This small restaurant with honest, delicious food is like a piece of home.