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Sep 28, 2011

Chain restaurant workers really can cook

Turns out many kitchen workers at chain restaurants are really good cooks....More
Aug 25, 2011

Times Square kiosk awardees come forward

Rickshaw Dumpling, Nuchas, Snack Box and Salumè opening kiosks in Times....More
Aug 19, 2011

Family and friends night and Frankies 570 Spuntino

Frankies 570 is West Village hip, chic....More
Aug 15, 2011

What to do with an oversized zucchini

Zucchini seeds create an unexpected dish....More
Aug 11, 2011

Quick-service chains make food that's fun

Popeyes, Burger King and Moe's debut playful new items....More
Aug 09, 2011

Bluefin jerky

Turning a typically unused part of the fish into jerky....More
Aug 01, 2011

Cheesecake war

Who has better cheesecake, Philadelphia or New York?....More
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

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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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