New York Times Op-Ed columnist, food lover and author of several books, including the family and diet memoir Born Round

When Italians meet turkey

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 4:14 PM Thanksgiving Day is upon us, and I haven't yet summoned the nerve to tell Uncle Mario and Aunt Carolyn, who host it, that I may not arrive until a quarter after noon.

On Thanksgiving, an Abundance That's About Much More Than Food

nytimes.com — Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us, and I haven't yet summoned the nerve to tell Uncle Mario and Aunt Carolyn, who host it, that I may not arrive until a quarter past noon.

Promiscuous College Come-Ons

nytimes.com — BETWEEN the last application season and the current one, Swarthmore College, a school nationally renowned for its academic rigor, changed the requirements for students vying to be admitted into its next freshman class. It made filling out the proper forms easier.

What we can learn from those who turned from profits to politics

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:03 PM Just two years ago, during his first term at the helm of Colorado, John Hickenlooper did a quick mental survey of his fellow governors and realized something that he found surprising.

The Fable of Rand Paul

nytimes.com — "THE most interesting man in politics" is what Politico Magazine crowned Rand Paul in September, when it placed him at the top of a list of 50 people to keep an eye on. And Time magazine used those exact six words, in that exact order, next to a photograph of Paul on its cover last month.

Garganelli With Ragù Antica

cooking.nytimes.com — Ingredients In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Republicans, meet science

lasvegassun.com — Just days before the midterm elections, we got the latest alarm: The globe is heating up like a griddle, and we're just lolling here like eggs. This happened last Sunday, when a U.N. panel issued what The New York Times called its "starkest warning yet."

Gray Hair and Silver Linings

nytimes.com — I TURNED 50 just the other day, but I got the gift that I most needed nearly two years earlier, from a couple of strangers whom I never saw again. I was in a surgeon's waiting room, about to have a crimson hillock carved from my back.

Frank Bruni: Republicans need to wise up about science

kansas.com — Just days before the midterm elections, we got the latest alarm: The globe is heating up like a griddle, and we're just lolling here like eggs.

Republicans, Meet Science

nytimes.com — Just days before the midterm elections, we got the latest alarm: The globe is heating up like a griddle, and we're just lolling here like eggs. This happened on Sunday, when a United Nations panel issued what The Times called its "starkest warning yet." But while the report made headlines, it didn't make the campaign.
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Nov 26, 2014

What should your college education be? Wesleyan's @mroth78 has some smart thoughts for current applicants, tinyurl.com/oj8u5hv

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Podesta44: Didn’t realize @FrankBruni had been coming to Thanksgiving at my house, but then it’s hard to see around the 10 pies. nytimes.com/2014/11/26/opi…

Nov 26, 2014

Tomorrow will be a reminder of my talent for eating. Today is a reminder of my talent for losing umbrellas. #BigDrenchedApple

Nov 26, 2014

Excellent piece. Haunting final sentence. NYT: After Ferguson, a Racial Divide Over Views of Justice nyti.ms/1yejp1s

Nov 25, 2014

When Italians Meet Turkey: It's ugly. It's gorgeous. It's my Wed column, nyti.ms/11Tg5gE

Nov 24, 2014

And the Potato Fondant. Or as Dan Quayle would say the Potatoe Fondant. Seriously, try. #BoweryMeatCompany

Nov 24, 2014

The broiled oysters by @chefcapon at Bowery Meat Company: put these on your list. Now.

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