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 Aug 06, 2015

Beyond Millennials: What to expect from the next generation

Blog: Generation Z, iGen or whatever you want to call them are the children of Generation X, and they’re practically cyborgs....More
in Food Writer's Diary Jun 30, 2015

Healthwashing: 'Clean' labels don’t mean the food’s any better for you

Blog: Consumers embrace food that they think is wholesome, but wholesome doesn't mean healthful....More
in Food Writer's Diary Jun 22, 2015

Menus of Change gives kudos to restaurants

Blog: At an annual conference on food, health and sustainability, restaurants earn top scores for their initiative....More
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
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