Welcome to the online portfolio of Josh Friedland, a writer, editor, and blogger with a special interest in food and travel.
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Since 2003, I have written, edited, and produced The Food Section, an award-winning website and blog about the world of food, drink, and travel. I created all aspects of The Food Section–from site design to editorial content–and over the course of six years I have built a devoted readership of gastronomes (like me) addicted to just about everything having to do with food, whether it be home cooking to restaurants, culinary travel, photography, history, books, or food politics.
Gourmet magazine has called The Food Section “the consummate gastronomic blog,” and I’ve been named a “Tastemaker” by Food & Wine magazine. Bon Appetit, Time, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and USA Today are among the many magazines and newspapers that have praised The Food Section.
As a freelance journalist, my articles on food and travel have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Olive magazine (BBC), and Time Out New York.
Before I got involved in food writing, I spent 12 years working in communications and publications, with a focus on non-profit organizations.
At the Hospital for Special Surgery, I served as the Director of Communications and was responsible for overseeing all print publications — from annual reports to marketing materials, brochures, and newsletters. At the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA), a refugee resettlement agency, I researched and wrote The Lamp Beside the Golden Door, a book chronicling the history of NYANA for the organization’s 50th anniversary.
As a freelance communications consultant, I have contributed to publications for Hunter College, Continuum Health Partners, Long Island College Hospital, and the Brennan Center for Justice, where I was a consulting editor on a book of memoirs of Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.
I have a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.