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Jul 07, 2011

How to get rid of invasive species: Eat them

To keep invaders out, why not kill them and eat them?....More
Jun 17, 2011

Aspen: Day 1

Belinda Chang and Justin Warner, formerly of New York's The Modern....More
Jun 13, 2011

A Matter of Taste

Chef Paul Liebrandt's on HBO tonight....More
May 10, 2011

Beard Awards: Press room or audience?

It could be argued that I should hang up my hat as James Beard Award predictor....More
May 09, 2011

Chefs’ Night Out, 2011

A night out with the chefs....More
May 06, 2011

Incident at the CIA

Did you know that if you cut your finger at the CIA, it’s an incident?....More
May 04, 2011

A new Rickshaw’s coming to town

Dumpling bar opens second Manhattan location....More
May 04, 2011

CEOs at Soul Daddy

Did you know that a cabal of restaurant CEOs get together several times a year to scheme and plot?....More
Apr 14, 2011

Biryani and mangoes in Hyderabad

Searching for the iconic rice dish and yellow-fleshed fruit....More
Apr 11, 2011

Speed dating in India

I’m in India, covering a trade mission organized by the United States Commerce Department’s Commercial Service....More

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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...
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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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