Food Writer's Diary http://nrn.com/blog/64531/feed 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. en What the food at the Food & Wine Best New Chefs party means to you http://nrn.com/blog/what-food-food-wine-best-new-chefs-party-means-you <div class="node-body blog-body">A look at what was served at the party that kicks of the spring food scene in New York</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/what-food-food-wine-best-new-chefs-party-means-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/what-food-food-wine-best-new-chefs-party-means-you#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:01:00 +0000 103571 at http://nrn.com You thought this was a Mexican restaurant? April Fool's! http://nrn.com/blog/you-thought-was-mexican-restaurant-april-fools <div class="node-body blog-body">Across the Street restaurant turns itself into a pop-up on April Fool's Day, and they say it’s not as hard as it looks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/you-thought-was-mexican-restaurant-april-fools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/you-thought-was-mexican-restaurant-april-fools#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:49:00 +0000 103131 at http://nrn.com What’s wrong with “Farmed and Dangerous” http://nrn.com/blog/what-s-wrong-farmed-and-dangerous <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmed and Dangerous is another move by Chipotle that obscures issues rather than clarifying them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/what-s-wrong-farmed-and-dangerous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/what-s-wrong-farmed-and-dangerous#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:36:00 +0000 100491 at http://nrn.com A life story in chocolate http://nrn.com/blog/life-story-chocolate <div class="node-body blog-body">Raised on a chocolate plantation, Ivorian chef François Kwak-Dongo now has his own chocolate company</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/life-story-chocolate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/life-story-chocolate#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:21:00 +0000 99851 at http://nrn.com Say hello to Bocuse d'Or Team USA http://nrn.com/blog/say-hello-bocuse-dor-team-usa <div class="node-body blog-body">This year's competition to represent the U.S. in Lyon was decidedly low-key</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/say-hello-bocuse-dor-team-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/say-hello-bocuse-dor-team-usa#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:59:00 +0000 99631 at http://nrn.com What do you mean, “gay food”? http://nrn.com/blog/what-do-you-mean-gay-food <div class="node-body blog-body">The author moderates a panel on the odd notion of “gay food.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/what-do-you-mean-gay-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/what-do-you-mean-gay-food#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:30:00 +0000 99211 at http://nrn.com Resolutions with staying power http://nrn.com/blog/resolutions-staying-power <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I used to think of joining a gym at this time of year. It was never a resolution, per se; I go out of my way not to make New Year&rsquo;s resolutions, because it doesn&rsquo;t seem like a sincere act. Change and self-improvement are ongoing processes, and just because a new year is starting doesn&rsquo;t mean my nature is suddenly going to change.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/resolutions-staying-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/resolutions-staying-power#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:51:00 +0000 98011 at http://nrn.com What legal marijuana could mean for you http://nrn.com/blog/what-legal-marijuana-could-mean-you <div class="node-body blog-body">You can now buy marijuana in Colorado about as easily as you can buy beer. What will that mean for the state’s restaurants?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/what-legal-marijuana-could-mean-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/what-legal-marijuana-could-mean-you#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:58:00 +0000 96731 at http://nrn.com A brief open letter about tea http://nrn.com/blog/brief-open-letter-about-tea <div class="node-body blog-body">Complaints about hot tea service are pretty common. Why do you think that is?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/brief-open-letter-about-tea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/brief-open-letter-about-tea#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:33:00 +0000 95891 at http://nrn.com Eating things with Faces http://nrn.com/blog/eating-things-faces <div class="node-body blog-body">The author is surprised by the results of a debate over whether to accept the motion: Don't eat anything with a face</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/eating-things-faces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/eating-things-faces#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:03:00 +0000 95511 at http://nrn.com