Professional food writer who came to prominence as the creator of the blog and website Serious Eats. Known for writing about American classics such as hot dogs, pizza and ice cream, his articles have appeared in GQ, Businessweek and The New York Times.
He studied music at Grinnell College and later earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.
He authored the books New York Eats, Pizza: A Slice of Heaven and The Young Man and the Sea.
He grew up in Cedarhurst, New York but attended high school in Los Angeles.
He has co-produced records for singer and songwriter Dr John.