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.




Posts by Bret Thorn

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
in Food Writer's Diary Jan 16, 2015

A cuisine that's fetching surprisingly high prices in New York

Really expensive food is branching out beyond traditionally expensive cuisines....More
in Food Writer's Diary Jan 02, 2015

The unspoken trend of 2015

Trust me. You’re not going to see a marked increase in insect consumption in the United States in 2015, no matter how many would-be trend....More
in Food Writer's Diary Dec 04, 2014

Polite talk about GMOs

Intelligence2 continues its tradition of polite conversation, this time about GMOs....More
in Food Writer's Diary Oct 21, 2014

Bashed by magnums

A high-powered wine dinner is a reminder of the obstacles that are slowing the beverage's acceptance by the masses....More
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