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Websites: The Food Section

I am the creator, publisher, and editor of The Food Section, an award-winning website about food, wine, and travel.

I launched The Food Section in 2003, turning a longtime interest in food into a leading website about all things gastronomical–from recipes and cooking to restaurants, breaking news, cookbooks, and more. Gourmet magazine has called The Food Section the “consummate gastronomic blog,” and Food & Wine named it one of the Internet’s five essential websites (read more about what they’re saying here).

The editorial content of The Food Section is diverse: food events, ingredients, cooking techniques, and industry news are all regularly featured on The Food Section. Have a look at some examples below:


“Shopping List” is a front-of-the-book style feature that highlights interesting new food products, books, and ingredients, such as “Stirr,” an automated stirring gadget.


The “Dictionary of Modern Gastronomy” documents new words — from foodscape to meatmare — that have entered the contemporary food lexicon. In this example, the appearance of “arugulance” is noted.


The Food Section regularly publishes reviews of food-related television series, books, and films, such as the recent documentary “Food, Inc.”


This post about a “Winter caprese” salad of mozzarella and citrus is an example of The Food Section’s cooking content, which covers techniques, ingredients, and recipes.


Food events are listed in the “Agenda,” an ongoing food events calendar. Notable food events, like this springtime “ramp hunt” in upstate New York, are highlighted in featured posts.


The Food Section reports on new book releases, from chef biographies to food history to cookbooks.