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Jessica Merchant Photo Credit: David Burke

Join this unique panel for a discussion about the many new and different players in the food-media landscape today.

Featuring experts who have navigated the field: a chef turned food magazine publisher, a blogger turned cookbook author, and food website editors who are responsible for determining what’s newsworthy, and creating trends both online and in print.

Jessica Merchant will be signing copies of her book, Seriously Delish, following the event.


Brief Bios

Kerry Diamond is the co-founder/editorial director of Cherry Bombe and co-owns the Brooklyn eateries Nightingale 9, Smith Canteen and Wilma Jean.

Paula Forbes is a reports editor for Eater.

Kat Kinsman is the managing editor of CNN's Eatocracy

Jessica Merchant is a food writer (Relish), blogger (How Sweet Eats) and author of Seriously Delish.

Helen Rosner is the features editor at Eater, overseeing the brand's narrative and long-form journalism program. Previously she was the executive digital editor at Saveur (where she remains a contributing editor), the online restaurant editor for New York Magazine, an editor of NYMag's food and restaurant blog Grub Street and a cookbook editor. She is the co-founding editor of the culinary culture blog and the co-author, with Amanda Hesser, of the chapter "Food and Journalism" in the 2012 Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies. Her writing on food and other subjects can be found in publications including the Hairpin, Medium, Refinery29, Saveur and New York Magazine.

Adina Steiman is the features director of Epicurious.


This event is part of our Kitchen Arts & Letters series. In partnership with the esteemed culinary bookstore, we present talks, demos and tastings with leading cookbook authors, chefs, food historians and farmers. See the complete line-up here.

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