Bret Thorn

Senior Food Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News

Bret Thorn is responsible for reporting on culinary trends in foodservice for Nation's Restaurant News. He joined NRN in 1999, after spending about five years as a journalist in Thailand, where he wrote business and food stories. His columns in NRN won the 2006 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for best staff-written editorial or opinion column. A magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in history, Mr. Thorn also studied at Le Cordon Bleu Ecole de Cuisine in Paris.

 

 

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in Food Writer's Diary May 20, 2015

GMOs and other distractions

GMO-free items are one of many distractions that keep us from looking at the real problems with what we eat....More
in Food Writer's Diary May 14, 2015

The challenge for Irish beef

Irish beef is wholesome and tasty, but it doesn’t fit neatly into the American psyche....More
in Food Writer's Diary Apr 23, 2015

Growth-promoting ‘medically important’ antibiotics to be phased out of livestock production

Bringing light to aspects of chicken production you probably didn’t know about....More
in Food Writer's Diary Apr 16, 2015

All quiet as the Beard Awards stay in Chicago

The restaurant world seems fine with the Beard Awards gala’s prolonged sojourn in Chicago....More
in Food Writer's Diary Apr 13, 2015

Crawling for sandwiches

Checking out New York City sandwiches with the team from Which Wich....More
in Food Writer's Diary Mar 05, 2015

25 trends in two days in Oakland

A food crawl in Oakland indicates what's cooking in the wild East Bay....More
in Food Writer's Diary Feb 13, 2015

Food technology rehash

You remember molecular gastronomy, right? The use of various gums, gelatins, modified starches and enzymes to make food appear in ways it wouldn....More
in Food Writer's Diary Jan 29, 2015

Team USA takes the silver in Bocuse d'Or

The Bocuse d'Or is an extremely important culinary competition among those who think it's extremely important....More
in Food Writer's Diary Jan 27, 2015

Cooking (or not) with 3D printers and Watson

Chefs continue to integrate the latest technology into their repertoire....More
in Food Writer's Diary Jan 23, 2015

2015 off to an opulent start

That picture you see on the left — it's an image of a piece of sheet metal that was in a gift box in a gift bag that was messengered to my....More
What's Food Writer's Diary?

Food Writer's Diary is a blog written by Bret Thorn, senior food editor of Nation’s Restaurant News, which covers culinary trends and his adventures.

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