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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 54)
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 Southern 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 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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1675 news items

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:54:01 -0800

By KIM SEVERSON FEB. 2, 2016. Inside. Comment. Photo. A mourner leaves a tribute outside Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville in a suburb of Lausanne, Switzerland. Credit Cyril Zingaro/European Pressphoto Agency. Advertisement. Continue reading the main ...

New York Times

New York Times
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:53:17 -0800

By DAN BILEFSKY and KIM SEVERSON FEB. 1, 2016. Inside. Comment. Photo. Benoît Violier in 2013. The French-Swiss chef was found dead on Sunday at his home in Crissier, near Lausanne, Switzerland. Credit Niels Ackermann/Lundi13. Advertisement.

New York Times

New York Times
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:07:58 -0800

By KIM SEVERSON JAN. 11, 2016. Inside. Comment. Photo. A cake posted to the private Instagram account of Neal McCarthy, an owner of the Atlanta restaurant Miller Union. Advertisement. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story ...

New York Times

New York Times
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:15:24 -0800

We're totally game to revisit my recipe for baked potatoes with cauliflower and cheese. And it would be terrific to take a run at Kim Severson's family recipe for potato cavatelli, which yields a beautiful dinner this time of year. Scallion pancakes ...

New York Times

New York Times
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:15:24 -0800

The food section of The Times hit the door this morning with a satisfying thwack: Pete Wells on trouble at what was one of New York's temples of fine dining; Kim Severson on the tragic hilarity of people bringing their own cakes for dessert at ...

United States Eventing Association (press release) (registration) (blog)

United States Eventing Association (press release) (registration) (blog)
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 05:11:15 -0700

Robin Walker reviews the USEA FEH East Coast Championships presented by Prieifert, which he judged alongside Samantha Allen and Peter Gray. Leslie Mintz, Editor Eventing USA, tells us what's in the latest issue, plus other news. And in our series on ...

Garden & Gun Magazine

Garden & Gun Magazine
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:52:30 -0800

Annie Pettry grew up at two different supper tables. Her parents in Asheville, North Carolina, were deep into what folks at the time called health food, serving up everything from bean burritos to tempeh curry. During holidays, however, she'd devour ...
The Seattle Times
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:03:56 -0800

Restaurant owners say cakeage covers the cost of the waiter's time and washing the dishes. It also helps offset the loss of revenue from in-house desserts. And many hope it will slow the flow of outside cakes.

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