About Us

The Foods Lab – Simple recipes and kitchen tips for food lovers.

Welcome to thefoodslab.com, a place for home cooks and food enthusiasts! This blog celebrates the joy of cooking and eating good food.

At The Foods Lab, we share easy recipes, kitchen tips and tricks, along with product reviews and recommendations for must-have kitchen tools and gadgets. Our goal is to help both novice and experienced cooks prepare amazing dishes at home.

At The Foods Lab you’ll find:

  • Hundreds of easy, family-friendly recipes for every meal and occasion. We feature classic comfort foods, international cuisines, seasonal dishes, and innovative ideas to spice up your dinner routine.
  • Cooking tips and hacks to make you a pro in the kitchen. Learn how to meal prep efficiently, whip up sauces and dressings from scratch, master new cooking techniques – we’ve got you covered.
  • Product reviews and recommendations for essential kitchen tools and appliances. Find out what items are must-haves for every home cook based on our trials and real experience.
  • Meal planning guides, grocery lists, and other resources to streamline your cooking workflow. Get organized so you can enjoy delicious dinners with minimal stress.

About Ben Holland, the creator of The Foods Lab

Ben Holland


Ben Holland is the passionate home cook and recipe developer behind thefoodslab.com, the popular food blog focused on easy pasta recipes and cooking tips.

Originally from Austin, Texas, Ben developed a love of food and cooking from a young age thanks to his Italian mother and Southern grandmother. They taught him classic recipes and techniques, fostering his interest in creating delicious, comforting meals.

After college, Ben worked in restaurants in New York City, learning from talented chefs. He loved immersing himself in the city’s vibrant food scene. During this time, pasta became one of his favorite meals to cook at home for friends.

The idea for The Foods Lab was born when Ben began sharing his pasta recipes and kitchen tips on social media. He was amazed at the enthusiastic response from readers who tried his simple, flavorful pasta dishes. Inspired, Ben launched The Foods Lab to share his love of pasta with home cooks everywhere.

On thefoodslab.com, Ben aims to demystify cooking pasta, proving that anyone can make restaurant-worthy noodles at home. His recipes emphasize fresh, quality ingredients while still being weekday-friendly for busy home cooks.

Ben’s passion is helping home cooks gain confidence in the kitchen and experience the same joy he does cooking simple, delicious pasta. Join The Foods Lab community to meet the man behind the recipes!