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17 Misconceptions About Food Editors

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste

We DON'T refer to ourselves as "foodies."

The Food Blogs You Should Be Reading Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste

If you aren't familiar with these food blogs yet, stop what you're doing and get acquainted.

The Most Pretentious Food Words Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste

Warning: be prepared to get angry.

Why I Quit Food Writing To Go Open A Sandwich Shop

Rebecca Orchant | Posted 05.25.2014 | Taste
Rebecca Orchant

All of us are writing about food because we can't ever stop thinking about it, and don't we actually just want to be making it all the time?

Men in Aprons: An Ode to Gourmet Magazine

Food Politic | Posted 04.09.2014 | Food
Food Politic

And so it went in issue after issue of many of America's bestselling magazines through the 1940s and '50s. Rosie the Riveter may have found her way to the factory floor during World War II, but you'd never know it by looking at these publications. But in the midst of all this, a different voice was born: Gourmet.

The Pasta Dish That Made My Entire Family Feel Better

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

My 13-year old and I were both home sick. He wasn't so sick he couldn't watch TV and talk about doing his homework, and I wasn't so sick, I couldn't check my email, but we were both stuffed-up and lethargic, or as my SAT-studying-17-year old might say, overcome with lassitude.

Kitchen Conversations: Food Studies and Food Writing

Judith Newton | Posted 03.30.2014 | Food
Judith Newton

In an ever-growing number of Food Studies classes, college undergraduates are reading blogs like Smitten Kitchen, Orangette, Pinch My Salt, and The Pioneer Woman Cooks with the keen eyes of anthropologists studying the customs of an unfamiliar land.

The Must-Read Food Articles Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 12.20.2013 | Taste

In case you missed these pieces earlier this year, now is your time to catch up!

Top 5 Tastes: The Traveling Table

Leah Bhabha | Posted 02.16.2014 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Behold, 5 delicious things that warmed my soul and filled my tummy.

1970, a Turning Point in American Cuisine

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 12.30.2013 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

1971, the year when Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, is often cited as a turning point for American cuisine.

Top 5 Tastes: Chewing on Some Hype

Leah Bhabha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Sure, waiting's the worst, especially for an impatient youngest child as myself, but when it pays off, there's nothing like it.

Top 4 Tastes: Blasphemy, Buckwheat, and Beef

Leah Bhabha | Posted 12.22.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

These four tastes are quality, and show that in lieu of such restaurant-ing, I've been sandwiching home cooking in between my lengthy work sessions. Behold, my hopefully anomalous Top Four Tastes...

Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Big Bad Chef's First Cookbook

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Before I sat down to write about John Currence's new cookbook -- Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey -- I surveyed my brown liquor shelf and found just the right courage: a bottle of Willett Rye with one good pump left in it.

Top 5 Tastes: Classic Dishes and Micro Fishes

Leah Bhabha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Living in such a culinarily vibrant city allows me the opportunity to enjoy any food on a whim; from classic dishes like summer rolls or ham and cheese crepes to new and exciting ones like tomato tarte Tatin, a healthful naan sandwich and a finger-sized anchovy hors d'oeuvre.

Top 5 Tastes: Getting Ready to MeAt Fall

Leah Bhabha | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

It's almost sort of close to feeling like Fall, so naturally I'm chowing down on animal products of all kinds, whether in soup, sandwich or shell form.

Top 5 Tastes: I'm Back and I'm Breaking Bread in Hipsterville!

Leah Bhabha | Posted 11.11.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

I hope you've noticed I've been on hiatus. After fantastic fresh seafood and too much rosé on vacation, I've returned ready to explore the new 'hoods goods.

The Kitchen Analog and the Fiction Workshop

Food Riot | Posted 10.26.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

The Internet is not the bad guy here. Rather, it's replacing knowledge, instinct and personal creativity with the Internet that can, but not necessarily must, lead to those feelings of burn-out and defeat.

Accidental Food Writing: Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Food Riot | Posted 10.13.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

This book isn't a frolic thru post-apocalyptic America; it's not a run-down of dystopian food porn. It's a book about a father and son looking for food, and because it is so difficult to find, and so dangerous, and yet, a non-negotiable necessity, the food takes on a role of its own.

Top 5 Tastes: Rainy Days and Juicy Chicken

Leah Bhabha | Posted 09.02.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

This week saw two instances of that oft flavorless item, chicken breast, prepared to fantastic perfection, four (!) fine dining experiences, and one gratis snack to round things out.

Top 5 Tastes: Californian and Calorific

Leah Bhabha | Posted 08.24.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

With many dips in the deep fryer and a meat-and-shellfish-heavy few days, this was not a particularly healthy week, but delicious, adventuresome and altogether delightful it was.

From Food to Fiction

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.19.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Island Apart is a foodie love story set on Chappaquiddick Island in Martha's Vineyard.

Accidental Food Writing: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Food Riot | Posted 08.17.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

Come for the story, stay for the food.

Top 5 Tastes: Fish Feasts & Asian Appetites

Leah Bhabha | Posted 08.13.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

This week seemed to be dominated by Asian foods (no surprise there) and fish spread-adorned carbohydrates. As evidenced below, my savory tooth often outweighs my sweet, and while a good cookie is hard to beat, a salty morsel will almost always prevail.

Read This? Drink That

Rachael Berkey | Posted 08.05.2013 | Books
Rachael Berkey

Give one of these three books a try and see if they spark your tastebuds the way that they spark mine. I'd be surprised if you're not at the supermarket by page 50.

Top 5 Tastes: Code Orange

Leah Bhabha | Posted 07.31.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

From saffron-hued sea urchin to vibrant carrots and buffalo shrimp, it was another tasty week of fun!