Q&A with Jonathan Kauffman
Nov 17, 2016 (Thurs) at 2-3 PT
Jonathan Kauffman has been writing about food for The San Francisco Chronicle since the spring of 2014. He focuses on the intersection of food and culture — whether that be profiling chefs, tracking new trends in nonwestern cuisines, or examining the impact of technology on the way we eat. He is the author of the forthcoming “Hippie Food” (William Morrow, 2017), a book about why the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s adopted foods like brown rice, whole-wheat bread, and tofu, and how these foods spread throughout the rest of the country in the matter of just a few years.
After cooking for a number of years in Minnesota and San Francisco, Kauffman left the kitchen for what he assumed would be the more lucrative field of journalism. He reviewed restaurants for 11 years in the Bay Area and Seattle (East Bay Express, Seattle Weekly, SF Weekly), then spent several years as the San Francisco editor for Tasting Table.
His reporting has won awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and his criticism has won several Association of Food Journalism awards. He has also been anthologized in the annual Best Food Writing series several times.
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