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Kim Marie Severson
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Kim Severson speaks at the 2011 Alaska Press Club conference.
Born (1961-09-12) September 12, 1961 (age 53)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) The New York Times

Kim Marie Severson (born September 12, 1961 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is a writer for The New York Times.


She has worked at The New York Times since 2004.[1] In 2014, she joined the Times new digital cooking initiative and began reporting on national food news and trends. Previously, she spent nearly four years as the Atlanta bureau chief for the Times, covering news and politics in the Southeast. Previously, she worked as a food writer at the Times and for six years before that at the San Francisco Chronicle. She spent seven years as an editor and reporter at the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska. She has also covered crime, education, social services and government for daily newspapers on the West Coast.

Severson has won four James Beard awards for food writing.[2][3][4][5] She has also won the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for her San Francisco Chronicle work, along with fellow reporter Meredith May, on childhood obesity in 2002.[6][7]

Severson, who is openly gay, served as vice-president of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association. She has written about the economic and cultural impact of being a lesbian without the benefits of legal marriage.[8][9]

Severson's latest book, Cook Fight, was co-authored with Julia Moskin, a New York Times food writer, and was published by Ecco Press Ecco Press, an imprint of HarperCollins, in 2012. Her memoir, Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life, was published by Riverhead Press on April 15, 2010.[10] A new edition of her first cookbook, The New Alaska Cookbook, came out in June 2009. Her first book, The Trans Fat Solution: Cooking and Shopping to Eliminate the Deadliest Fat from Your Diet, was published by Ten Speed Press in 2003.


  • (2010) Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life
  • (2009) The New Alaska Cookbook
  • (2003) The Trans Fat Solution: Cooking and Shopping to Eliminate the Deadliest Fat from Your Diet
  • (2012) CookFight, with Julia Moskin


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1055 news items

New York Times
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:37:30 -0700

Melissa Clark, Kim Severson, Julia Moskin and I will answer your questions about the Passover and Easter feasts all week long on the Food department Facebook page. Need a Passover brisket? A main course for Easter dinner? Need advice on cooking ...

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:40:41 -0800

SEATTLE — The nation's first citywide composting program based largely on shame began here in January. City sanitation workers who find garbage cans filled with aging lettuce, leftover pizza or even the box it came in are slapping on bright red tags ...

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:45:46 -0700

BLUFFTON, Ga. — Here in the cab of a muddy pickup truck, with a stubby Ranch Hand rifle on the console and windows so fogged it's hard to see the ruts in the pasture, you tend to believe anything the driver says. Like, for instance, that religion and ...

KQED (blog)

KQED (blog)
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:39:39 -0700

According to an article written by Kim Severson in the New York Times, giving teachers a small one pound weapon would be much more cost-beneficial for them. They figured that it would be better for them to have a weapon of their own rather than hire a ...

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:28:49 -0800

EVERETT, Wash. — The most bedeviling problem for the company that turns most of the Puget Sound region's kitchen waste into compost is on a piece of fruit. Almost every piece of fruit. It's that little sticker that tells you whether the fruit, and ...

Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0800

Anyway, we mostly have Kim Severson to thank for this exploration of the wasted food, which centers on her article, “Starve a Landfill.” It's an ideal title because it connotes that vital EPA hierarchy for keeping food out of landfills. Recommended ...

New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Baking rice in the oven offers an easy way to control time and temperature and frees up the burner on the stove. Shallots or a little onion can be sautéed in the butter before adding the rice, and chicken stock or other liquid can be substituted ...

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:25:42 -0800

CookFight is an occasional series in which Kim Severson and Julia Moskin battle it out in the kitchen. The latest challenge: the holiday cookie plate. Kim Says ... Good cooks know their strengths, which is why I thought Julia Moskin would understand ...

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