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Jul 09, 2013

Why Nick Lachey is singing love tweets about Wendy's new hamburger

Watch a video of Nick Lachey singing the chorus of his love song to the Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, comprised of tweets from fans of the....More
Jun 28, 2013

Food thrift

Extolling the virtues of not wasting food....More
Jun 17, 2013

Where’s the Colorado in Aspen?

Use of local ingredients is a huge food trend, but you don’t see much of it at the Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen....More
Jun 15, 2013

Working Aspen

The author shamelessly drops names of some of the cool celebrities he’s spending time with in Aspen....More
Jun 07, 2013

On truffle dinners and salad bars

On a ride to LAX, Bret Thorn discusses restaurants with his driver....More
Jun 07, 2013

Democrats’ local taste

Greek salad, local chicken and a lot of desserts were served to President Barack Obama at a recent California fundraiser....More
May 20, 2013

A piece of the action from the Las Vegas strip

Antonio Mata has isolated a tender muscle in the beef shoulder and has dubbed it the Las Vegas strip....More
May 16, 2013

Beard Awards post-mortem

Movie themes, lamb sausage, go-go dancers and police all were part of our hero’s Beard Award celebrations....More
May 03, 2013

Taste of the Nation

Taste and the Nation’s abundance contrasts with the fact that one in five American children are in food insecure households....More
Apr 25, 2013

In defense of egg yolks

Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Gabby Douglas is featured at the New York City launch of McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin, and senior food....More
Apr 11, 2013

Aureole tries to go casual

Aureole’s new Big Mag Boeuf Sunday promises steak and Bordeaux in a casual setting....More
Apr 03, 2013

Food & Wine's Best New Chefs 2013 party

Senior Food Editor Bret Thorn chats with chefs and eats Dan Kluger's hot sauce butter, Wylie Dufresne’s popcorn soup and Grant Achatz's cinnamon....More
Mar 28, 2013

Tasting the new McWraps

Senior food editor Bret Thorn takes a first look at McDonald’s new premium offering....More
Mar 18, 2013

Who will win the Beard Awards?

Arguing that the James Beard Foundation Awards are largely a popularity contest, Bret Thorn guesses which chefs and restaurants are most likely to....More
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Bret Thorn

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...
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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