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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 52)
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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44 news items

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:18:26 -0700

Kim Severson buys fresh local shrimp and then shows how to turn them into scampi. Video Credit By Meghan Gourley and Jason Drakeford on Publish Date August 5, 2014. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading ...
New York Times (blog)
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:56:15 -0700

Buy the freshest, firmest okra you can find. Pick pods that are no bigger than your ring finger. Slicing them lengthwise just before you roast them will keep slime to a minimum. This basic technique is very accommodating. You can add quartered yellow ...

New York Times

New York Times
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -0700

At Dollywood, the place on a Venn diagram where gay camp and Southern camp overlap, cinnamon rolls might be the great equalizer. They're more loaf than roll, really. You find them at the Grist Mill, a working water-powered replica of an old country ...
Albany Times Union
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:26:15 -0700

New York Times food writer Kim Severson will be among the featured speakers at this year's LongHouse Food Revival, being held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, in Rensselaerville. Described as "the Woodstock of food," LongHouse is a "symposium ...

Practical Horseman Magazine

Practical Horseman Magazine
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:34:04 -0700

Along with the team riders, Sinead Halpin and Manoir de Carneville and Kim Severson and Fernhill Fearless will compete in the FEI World Individual Eventing Championship. “We had a very good week of training camp in Chantilly; that worked out very well ...


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:47:11 -0700

Among the riders on the schedule for tomorrow are Americans Kim Severson with Fernhill Fearless, Lynn Symansky with her off-track Thoroughbred Donner, and Boyd Martin with Shamwari 4. Andrew Nicholson, who is ranked second in the world behind ...
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:40:11 -0700

... the Southern Foodways Alliance; Kat Kinsman of Eatocracy/CNN; Sid Evans, Editor of Southern Living; Julia Reed, one of Mississippi's favorite Southern humor writers and journalists; and James Beard award-winner Kim Severson of The New York Times.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:02:40 -0700

New York Times food writer Kim Severson's recent travel story weighs in with a resounding “maybe.” Severson's story is a personal observation of the contradictions and joys of a park that is seen by both conservative Christians and gay groups as a ...

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