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

Southern Shrimp Scampi

cooking.nytimes.com — Ingredients In a bowl, toss garlic, salt and pepper with the shrimp, which may be refrigerated, well covered, for several hours at this point. When ready to cook, heat oil in a large sauté pan over high heat until it shimmers, then add shrimp and move shrimp around in the pan for about 2 minutes, or until the color just begins to turn from translucent.

Anatomy of a Classic: Shrimp with Fried Polenta Cakes

gardenandgun.com — The South really is the Italy of America. The cuisines of both are deeply regional and close to the farm. They share ingredients and a love for playing out life, the best and the worst of it, at the table. Those similarities weren't on Jacques Larson's mind when he first moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1996.
Jul 17, 2015

RT @JoyFoodly: Yes she did. @Gardenandgunmag issue:@kimseverson makes my Southern heart swoon with her Italian Style Shrimp n Grits bit.ly/1Mg0R9m

The Katrina Class

gardenandgun.com — August 2005 began with promise for the third graders in Room 10 at the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in New Orleans' Tremé neighborhood. Then Hurricane Katrina came, scattering the students throughout the South. Ten years later, what happened to those thirty-four children-and the countless others like them-is a story we're only just beginning to piece together Hurricane Katrina started out pretty fun for Jonathan Cotton.
Jul 17, 2015

We found out what happened to 8 yr olds in Room 10 a decade after Katrina. My story, and a film by @yorkspork. gardenandgun.com/article/katrin…

Jul 17, 2015

If you're looking for the best shoe-leather reporter in NOLA, call @katyreckdahl. Her eyes & heart made this piece. gardenandgun.com/article/katrin…

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Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Brings Division and Curiosity to Monroeville, Ala.

nytimes.com — MONROEVILLE, Ala. - Amy Burchfield, an English teacher, drove about nine hours from Arkansas to stand in line late on Monday night here in the town that Harper Lee made famous in "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Jul 14, 2015

RT @nytmedia: Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Brings Division and Curiosity to Monroeville, Ala. nyti.ms/1K6ikhn

Jul 14, 2015

RT @nytimesarts: Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Brings Division and Curiosity to Monroeville, Ala. nyti.ms/1CF2R7W

Jul 14, 2015

"But Monroeville, like a Southern matron with a family crisis but a party to host, put on its best face on Tuesday." nytimes.com/2015/07/15/boo…

Jul 15, 2015

There's nobody like @kimseverson, and she spent some time this week in Monroeville, Ala. nyti.ms/1Ma6WUT

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All-American seafood boils: communal eating at its best

seattletimes.com — Frogmore is a mix of shrimp, sausage and corn that have been boiled briefly in spiced water. A seafood boil is one of the great communal eating experiences of an American summer. On the shores of the Great Lakes, cooks with a taste for Scandinavian tradition heat caldrons over wood to prepare whitefish or trout scented with bay and allspice.

Modern Farmer Tries a New Approach

nytimes.com — Modern Farmer is back, sort of. From its inception in 2013, the magazine and its website drew a small but devoted following who appreciated its quirky attempt to marry agricultural journalism and practical farming advice with fashion and lush, ironic farm-animal photography.
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Time to move test kitchens to Alabama

seattletimes.com — A food studio will have 28 test kitchens, a dozen photography studios and a private dining room. Time, the nation's largest magazine publisher, is moving almost all its recipe testing and other food editorial production for its 29 domestic magazines and websites to Birmingham, Ala., where it is building a food studio with 28 test kitchens, a dozen photography studios and a private dining room.

Time Inc. to Move Test Kitchens to Alabama

nytimes.com — Time Inc., the nation's largest magazine publisher, is moving almost all its recipe testing and other food editorial production for its 29 domestic magazines and websites to Birmingham, Ala., where it is building a food studio with 28 test kitchens, a dozen photography studios and a private dining room.
Jul 13, 2015

Time Inc. building a food studio in Alabama, with 28 test kitchens. nytimes.com/2015/07/13/bus…

Jul 13, 2015

Time Inc. moving almost all recipe testing, other food editorial production for its domestic mags to Birmingham: nyti.ms/1fBnOXk

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Tacos de Carnitas

cooking.nytimes.com — Ingredients Trim any thick fat from surface of pork. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes, discarding any that are pure fat. Put pork in a large pot. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches, orange zest, garlic, chopped onion, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, bay leaves, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and the cloves.

Reporter's Notebook: A Culinary Look at the California Drought

nytimes.com — As a food writer, I think every story can be told from the plate. Politics, race relations, health and crime - all of it has a food angle, somehow. You just have to find it. Earlier this spring, Gov. Jerry Brown of California announced a series of mandatory water restrictions.
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Jul 27, 2015

RT @peterhartlaub: If someone says "The Chronicle has hit a new low," know they are wrong. In 1988 we interviewed a California Raisin. pic.twitter.com/8x0Rc0YM9Z

Jul 27, 2015

RT @VanityFair: Years after Paul Newman’s death, the actor’s oldest daughter is questioning the legacy of his food empire vnty.fr/1GVG96V

Jul 27, 2015

Really great personal journalism project. SF history, served up through the eyes of @peterhartlaub twitter.com/peterhartlaub/…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @ReporterBlayne: Now THIS should be interesting... @willpowerpacker to develop Atlanta-themed drama "Buckhead" for NBC. deadline.com/2015/07/will-p…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @aqnguyen: Good reasons to back off Oreos, Pop Tarts & more > Palm-oil migrant workers abused on Malaysian plantations http://t.co/7NWD…

Jul 27, 2015

What mid-Market SF looks like these days, in the base of Twitter headquarters. Guys still selling… instagram.com/p/5py706RMOS/

Jul 27, 2015

RT @nytfood: At the Grey, the chef Mashama Bailey is redefining African-American cooking in the South. nyti.ms/1GUZcOD pic.twitter.com/jWw8LUhI0B

Jul 27, 2015

RT @cslnyt: Must-read masterful story about slaves at sea who toil to bring us cat food. Yes, cat food. Shocking. @ian_urbina nyti.ms/1MvLbiu

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