Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Feed - January 2, 2013

The Feed is my weekly round up of interesting food-related stories from newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites.

Today I start my new food journalism feature, The Feed, which will replace Food (Section) Fight! While my previous series focused on The Washington Post Food section and the The New York Times’ Dining section, this regular feature will go more broadly into food journalism I find compelling, interesting or perhaps confounding. Anything is game for this column.

Washington Post: “Sizzle and steam, Edwardian style,” by Becky Krystal. Just in time for the Season 3 premiere of PBS’s acclaimed costume drama, Downton Abbey, the Post offers an insider look at how British food of the early 20th century is depicted on the show, including recipes for Saute Chicken Lyonnaise and Potato Puffs.

New York Times: “After Crispy Pig Ears, 10 Trends for 2013,” by Julia Moskin. I love the stories that forecast what the big food trends for this year will be, and Moskin does a typically excellent job with her forecast, which includes raw winter vegetables, artisanal soft-serve and smoked “everything.”

Wall Street Journal: “Sirloin With Popovers and Winter Vegetables,” by Kitty Greenwald. I didn’t realize until last weekend that The Wall Street Journal has food coverage. I’ll have to keep an eye on it, as I rather enjoyed this recipe article featuring a perfect winter dish of pan-seared steak with popovers, red cabbage and celery root puree courtesy of Gramercy Tavern Chef Michael Anthony.

Lucky Peach (via BuzzFeed): “The Beginner’s Field Guide to Dim Sum,” by Carolyn Phillips. Phillips’ story, which appears in the Chinatown issue of Lucky Peach, offers an exhaustive crash course on Dim Sum, the popular Chinese “small plates” meal, including a look at its tea-house origins and an illustrated guide to 24 common dishes.

Bunkycooks: “Lentil soup with sausage, chard, and garlic.” This time of year calls out for hearty soups and Bunkycooks offers a deliciously spicy recipe along with some New Year’s resolutions.


  1. "The Feed" is here! I'll miss "Food (Section) Fight!" but I look forward to seeing your take on stories from a broader range of publications. Let's hope the Post and the Times don't slack off now that they aren't competing to impress you.

  2. Thank you for the kind mention on your very first day. Quite an honor! I too will miss "Food (Section) Fight," and yet this looks like this will take the sting out of the loss. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

  3. Thank you! I appreciate the positive feedback. I'm looking forward to exploring other publications with this new feature.