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 Jul 26, 2013

Ben & Jerry’s tries to put New York City in a cup

If New York were an ice cream, what would it taste like?....More
in Food Writer's Diary Jul 19, 2013

Water sommelier

It’s no joke being a water sommelier....More
in Food Writer's Diary 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
in Food Writer's Diary Jun 28, 2013

Food thrift

Extolling the virtues of not wasting food....More
in Food Writer's Diary 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
in Food Writer's Diary Jun 15, 2013

Working Aspen

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

On truffle dinners and salad bars

On a ride to LAX, Bret Thorn discusses restaurants with his driver....More
in Food Writer's Diary 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
in Food Writer's Diary 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
in Food Writer's Diary 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

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