Food correspondent for The New York Times. Body in the South, head in NYC, heart in SF. cooking.nytimes.com and kimseverson.com

As Bison Becomes More Popular, Two Views Emerge on How to Treat Them

nytimes.com — ATLANTA - Ted Turner's office above the bison restaurant here that bears his name is stuffed with trophies, both earned and acquired. The America's Cup he won in 1977 sits on a pedestal in the conference room. The Oscar for "Gone With the Wind," which he picked up when he bought the MGM film library, is on the coffee table.
Feb 09, 2016

What do paleo fans, former vegans, chefs and @TedTurnerIII have in common? #tatanka, America's original red meat. nyti.ms/23VpkYN

Feb 09, 2016

As bison becomes more popular, two views emerge on how to treat them nyti.ms/23VpkYN

Feb 09, 2016

Lovely, as all @kimseverson tales- “industrialization of buffalo..would ruin the romance” nytimes.com/2016/02/10/din… pic.twitter.com/EuJ9xtTvN7

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Avocado Fries Recipe - NYT Cooking

cooking.nytimes.com — This recipe calls for firm-ripe medium Hass avocados because they have to be able to stand up to frying In the end, the fries are crunchy and creamy, the best of both worlds.

Swiss chef’s suicide underscores ‘hot, reactive, intense’ world they work in

seattletimes.com — Benoît Violier's death has underscored a concern in the restaurant industry that not enough is being done to address mental-health issues exacerbated by the pressure to deliver perfection in a physically and creatively demanding profession. Share story The story is starting to sound familiar. A chef at the pinnacle of the culinary world commits suicide.

The Death of a Star Swiss Chef Underscores the Profession’s Stress

nytimes.com — The story is starting to sound familiar. A chef at the pinnacle of the culinary world commits suicide. This week, it was Benoît Violier, a 44-year-old Swiss chef who reportedly used a hunting rifle to take his life. His jewel box Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville in a suburb of Lausanne had a top rating in the Michelin guide.
Feb 02, 2016

RT @nytfood: The death of a star Swiss chef underscores the profession's stress nytimes.com/2016/02/03/din…

Feb 02, 2016

RT @nytfood: The death of a star Swiss chef underscores the profession's stress nytimes.com/2016/02/03/din…

Feb 02, 2016

RT @nytimes: The story is starting to sound familiar: A chef at the pinnacle of the culinary world commits suicide. nyti.ms/20EQ656

Feb 02, 2016

@kimseverson spoke to @kittenwithawhip, @andrewzimmern, @chefmichaelmina and others about chefs and suicide. Read: nyti.ms/1UHeFuF.

Feb 02, 2016

RT @kimseverson: A chef's suicide breaks open real talk about the mental health of resto workers. My report. nyti.ms/23Hofnq

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Restaurants Counter Outside Cakes With Cakeage Fees

food.ndtv.com — Kim Severson, the New York Times, Modified: Image via iStock Cakes are meaningful, so it is no surprise that people sometimes bring them along to a restaurant as a celebratory coda to a special meal. And it is no surprise that restaurants do not always like it.

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Cakeage, or How Restaurants Really Feel About Cake Brought In

nytimes.com — Cakes are meaningful, so it is no surprise that people sometimes bring them along to a restaurant as a celebratory coda to a special meal. And it's no surprise that restaurants don't always like it. So restaurants often charge customers to cut and plate the cake. Sometimes they add a scoop of ice cream.
Jan 11, 2016

“I just want people to have a good time. They’re here for dinner, not attitude.” @Chulegre on “cakeage” fees: nytimes.com/2016/01/13/din…

Jan 11, 2016

“These people sought out a nice restaurant, yet they undermine it by bringing in the world’s most hideous cakes.” nyti.ms/1JFKMKm

Jan 11, 2016

The struggle of restaurants with rogue cakes from customers is my favorite read of the day. nytimes.com/2016/01/13/din…

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Store-sold black-eyed peas are a one-day wonder, but fresh field peas are forever

registerguard.com — SHORTER, Ala. - Eating a bowl of black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is not the nation's sexiest food ritual. Peas are not as beloved as Thanksgiving turkey. Peas lack the easy appeal of Super Bowl guacamole or the religious significance of a Hannukah latke.
Dec 31, 2015

New Year's Day food: Store-sold black-eyed peas are a one-day wonder, but fresh field peas are forever: registerguard.com/rg/life/food/3…

Anatomy of a Classic: Blueberry Cobbler

gardenandgun.com — Southern cooks like Virginia Willis fight a great battle in a world that tends to define our region's cuisine as mac and cheese, biscuits, and fried chicken. Throughout her career, the Georgia-bred chef and cooking instructor has argued that succotash, stewed okra, and a perfect tomato sandwich are just as much icons of the Southern table.
Dec 30, 2015

The most popular recipe of 2015 in @gardenandgunmag? Lightened-up cobbler from @virginiawillis. gardenandgun.com/article/anatom… via gardenandgunmag

Thin and Crispy Cornbread

cooking.nytimes.com — The thick, golden wedges of cornbread served directly from a skillet that you see in glossy food magazines look nothing like the thin and crispy cornbread April McGreger's Mississippi grandmother used to make The ratio of crunch to tender middle here errs on the side of crunch, which makes it perfect for soaking up the delicious broth called potlikker, which comes from simmering smoked meat and greens, sometimes cooked with Southern field peas This cornbread bakes up best in a well-seasoned 12-inch cast-iron skillet, though you can divide the batter between two smaller skillets or even cake pans
Dec 30, 2015

Can't wait to try @farmersdaughtr's grandma's Mississippi cornbread, featured by NYT's @kimseverson cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/101790…

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Feb 11, 2016

Thank you. Can't tell you how much I need to hear that today. twitter.com/joshnamaharaj/…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @pete_wells: "Eventually this city’s gonna be like Singapore—nobody who works here will actually live here" says @Mariobatali luckypeach.com/inside-la-sire…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @kittenwithawhip: Waiter Marvin 'Word' Day, fist-bumping fixture of Camellia Grill, dies at 50 s.nola.com/ESmQUnX

Feb 10, 2016

@samanthastorey I really really miss the produce there, for sure.

Feb 10, 2016

I tried to get on the Linewaiter Gazette staff once and they kicked me to the curb.... twitter.com/samanthastorey…

Feb 10, 2016

@JulieScelfo I live in the middle of ATL but it feels like the 'burbs compared to Brooklyn. Still, it would be nothing to add a canoe room.


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