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Brooklyn / Sharon Springs, NY
Editor at Large, Tasting Table
Covers:  food news, mental health, food safety, weddings, food, young adult fiction, personal essays
Doesn't Cover: tech, fad diets, celebrities

Editor at Large @tastingtable. Run @chefswithissues. Ex-@CNN @Eatocracy. My book Hi, Anxiety comes out 5/31/16. I adore offal, collards & The Smiths.

How to Pitch Kat Kinsman

Hi there! Writers, please note that I don't take freelance Eatocracy pitches via Muck Rack. Currently, all content is created in-house.

Editor and Publisher EPPY Award

2011 - Best Food Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over

What was your first job as a journalist?

Grilling editor for AOL.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

It's great to have eyes and ears all over the world, and incredible for facilitating conversations, but not a substitute for reporting.

Silent Night Is the Best We Can Hope For

medium.com — A parent's degenerative illness can make the holidays a lot less merry I'm a 43-year-old teenager, sulking, silent in the passenger's seat of my father's Subaru, and he's doing his level best to fill up the air-mostly by pointing out the local landmarks of Mauldin, South Carolina.
Dec 20, 2015

Time for my annual sad Christmas essay! This time, facing holidays when a parent is in sharp decline: medium.com/@katkinsman/si…

Dec 21, 2015

Some holidays are rougher than others. Especially when your parent is fading away: medium.com/p/silent-night…

Mental Illness and Food: Feeding the Beast

medium.com — I recently had the opportunity to speak on a panel at the TerraVita Food & Drink Festival in Chapel Hill, NC. Each member of the panel was asked to talk for a few minutes on how they use their culinary capital to benefit their community. Here's roughly what I had to say.
Oct 13, 2015

RT @kittenwithawhip: Stories like this are why I say the food industry MUST talk about mental health. medium.com/@katkinsman/me… twitter.com/foodandwine/st…

Oct 13, 2015

RT @kittenwithawhip: Stories like this are why I say the food industry MUST talk about mental health. medium.com/@katkinsman/me… twitter.com/foodandwine/st…

How to assign and edit a personal essay without being a soul-sucking monster

medium.com — Backstory: This is a document I wrote for my colleagues at CNN when I was leaving last fall. I edited the First Person essay series, and having bared in that format on that platform , I wanted to make sure that my successors knew the proper care and feeding of the writers.
Sep 14, 2015

Lotta people talking about the @slate personal essay article. Here’s what I learned about editing them humanely @CNN medium.com/@katkinsman/ho…

Sep 17, 2015

RT @jcstearns: “How to assign and edit a personal essay without being a soul-sucking monster” by @kittenwithawhip medium.com/@katkinsman/ho… via @katiehawk

Sep 17, 2015

How to be an editor: "As a gut check can you see yourself feeling OK dealing with this person while they’re crying?" medium.com/@katkinsman/ho…

Sep 20, 2015

Required reading for editors: “How to assign and edit a personal essay” medium.com/@katkinsman/ho… by former CNN editor @kittenwithawhip

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Feeding Fear - Medium

medium.com — How giving yourself permission to take a bigger bite of your own career can be the scariest, most rewarding thing you ever do I was thrilled to be part of a panel called "Taking A Bigger Bite out of Your Career" alongside Dana Cowin, Melissa Clark and Susan Ungaro at the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Conference on April 19 in New York City.
Apr 20, 2015

At #WCR2015 on Sunday, I got to talk about fear & giving yourself permission to take a #biggerbite of your career. medium.com/@katkinsman/fe…

Apr 20, 2015

Love @kittenwithawhip for many reasons. Among them: she pens super honest and vulnerable things like this: bit.ly/1HpENW5

Apr 21, 2015

Just when I think @kittenwithawhip couldn't be more of an inspiration, she goes and writes something like this: medium.com/@katkinsman/fe…

Fourteen stories what I wrote in 2014

medium.com — January 8: Living with anxiety, searching for joy February 14: Have I told you lately that I love you? Instagram katkinsman's photo on Instagraminstagram.com February 19: The Piglet - Vegetable Literacy vs Saving the Season February 25: 5 bad excuses for not cooking April 15: Intersex dating: Finding love across the intersection (CNN) And lookit!
Dec 29, 2014

I always feel the need to justify my existence (to myself) at the end of a year. So I make lists. goo.gl/gli1Ev #stuffwhatIwrote

How I stole Christmas

medium.com — I don't want to screw up anyone's holiday, so I'm mostly staying out of it. There is, so far as I've gleaned, right and proper placement for the ceramic Snoopy ornament from grade school, dishes which people are legally and medically required to consume on 12/25 and exact times at which particular singing, reading and unwrapping rituals of must be enacted.
Dec 22, 2014

Here is a thing I wrote about being a married person who gets depressed at the holidays. It's not very fun to read. medium.com/@katkinsman/ho…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @kittenwithawhip: Here is a thing I wrote about being a married person who gets depressed at the holidays. It's not very fun to read. medium.com/@katkinsman/ho…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @kittenwithawhip: Here is a thing I wrote about being a married person who gets depressed at the holidays. It's not very fun to read. medium.com/@katkinsman/ho…

Dec 23, 2014

RT @KarlaAtWork: How I stole Christmas — @kittenwithawhip on giving loved ones--and ourselves--a break from our holiday struggle. medium.com/@katkinsman/ho…

Dec 16, 2015

So you might be married to someone whose family loves the holidays, while you are hideously depressed by them: medium.com/@katkinsman/ho…

Clarified: What does a food recall do?

cnn.com — Each year one out of every six Americans is sickened by a foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some of the biggest foodborne illness outbreaks since 2001. Click here for tips on how to keep your food safe.

Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

azfamily.com — (CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness.

Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

ksat.com — The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness.

Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

cnn.com — Each year one out of every six Americans is sickened by a foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some of the biggest foodborne illness outbreaks since 2001. Click here for tips on how to keep your food safe.
Aug 19, 2014

Check your kitchen... FDA announces recall of certain peanut, almond and nut butters: us.cnn.com/2014/08/19/liv… #consumer

Aug 20, 2014

RT @CMichaelGibson: Peanut & almond butters sold @TraderJoesList @kroger @Safeway @WholeFoods recalled over salmonella fears http://t.co/T7…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @CNN: Hold the peanut butter. It's being recalled over salmonella fears. See the products affected: cnn.it/1lhzBvG pic.twitter.com/yGLBOyANo3

Aug 20, 2014

RT @CNN: Hold the peanut butter. It's being recalled over salmonella fears. See the products affected: cnn.it/1lhzBvG pic.twitter.com/yGLBOyANo3

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Feb 12, 2016

RT @hels: TIL that for Valentine's Day, McDonald's in Spain is selling a "Big Love," which is a burger on a heart-shaped bun pic.twitter.com/gIluIrF8xK

Feb 12, 2016

Marvelous piece about the social fallout from misophonia (aka selective sound sensitivity syndrome). twitter.com/femsplain/stat…

Feb 12, 2016

I choux choux choose this to be the recipe I try not to screw up terribly for Valentine’s Day: tastingtable.com/cook/recipes/r…

Feb 12, 2016

@ElizabethBastos The only reason I wouldn't is that I have a short, ambitious dog I refer to as The Removal Unit.

Feb 12, 2016

RT @ElizabethBastos: #amwriting and I looked down and there was a cashew on the floor and... I ate it. This is what writing will do to a person.

Feb 12, 2016

RT @ChristineMuhlke: Learned a new wine term at Le Turtle last night: Winter rosé.

Feb 12, 2016

RT @ShrinkTV Out Now!" href="http://twitter.com/Katrina_SJ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@Katrina_SJ: @WritersofColour You should read "@ShrinkTV The Series Challenging Misconceptions About Mental Health & Black Women" https:…

Feb 12, 2016

@emilynussbaum I felt sick watching that. Had a 5th grade teacher who spoke like that regularly. My stomach hurt that whole school year.


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