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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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New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:16:51 -0700

Cooking a pan of popcorn is so simple and satisfying that I'm always surprised when people say it seems like too much trouble. The results are far superior to anything that comes from a microwave or a bag. “It's amazing how confounded people are,” said ...

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:16:23 -0700

By KIM SEVERSON SEPT. 30, 2014. Inside. Photo. Ears of heirloom popcorn are smaller than with other types of corn but deliver more flavor. Credit Dennis Chamberlin for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main ...

Memphis Flyer

Memphis Flyer
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:53:07 -0700

Kim Severson, The New York Times: “There's a sense of panic in the industry. And that's where the tent poles matter—these bastions of real journalism and quality food writing. In this crazy digital marketplace, we think it's important to have these ...

New York Times

New York Times
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:52:55 -0700

“Table diplomacy is a real, viable thing,” says Kim Severson, our food writer. “It's this thought from which state dinners spring, taking this very human elemental thing, breaking bread together, and applying it to modern politics.” With Mr. Modi ...

New York Times

New York Times
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:27:57 -0700

Staying Cool When the Fat Hits the Fire. The Fundamentals of Pan-Frying, Sautéing and Searing. By KIM SEVERSON SEPT. 22, 2014. Inside. Photo. Butter, because it has milk solids, will burn if it spends too much time in a hot pan. Credit Lizzy Johnston ...
Huffington Post
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:45:00 -0700

(Deen notoriously compared Johnson's skin tone to the color of a blackboard in a 2012 interview with New York Times reporter Kim Severson.) In "Meet Team Deen," Johnson says that Deen has been like a second mother to him, while the chef herself quips ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Welcome to Morning Ag, where your host is feeling pie-inspired after browsing through Kim Severson's favorite recipes: http://nyti.ms/1rhDbaS You know the deal: send thoughts, news and tips to HBottemiller@politico.com or @hbottemiller. Also, be sure ...

Memphis Flyer

Memphis Flyer
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:34:08 -0700

One of the first was a conversation between Kim Severson of the New York Times and Kat Kinsman of CNN, who discussed the problem of getting readers to pay for food journalism in the age of Buzzfeed and Reddit. “My friend David Carr likes to say, you ...

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