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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, 05 May 2015 10:31:30 -0700

The last full sentence I heard from my mom was around Easter. “You better call Michael,” she said. The only Michael in our family is a distant cousin I can't be sure I've even met. But I went with it. Sure, Mom. I'll call him. That's what it's like ...

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:20:50 -0700

The Fudgsicle was my move when the ice cream truck came around. But like so many childhood food memories, it just doesn't deliver in adulthood. So I went looking for a way to mix the fun and convenience of a chocolate ice pop with a better ingredient ...

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 19 May 2015 12:52:34 -0700

A shrub is exactly what the people who invented the phrase “slake your thirst” had in mind. The modern American shrub is a fast-rising star among both cocktail-nation kids and teetotalers with good palates. But it has roots in England, when vinegar was ...

New York Times

New York Times
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 03:59:49 -0700

The South loves families, and Atlanta is a shining example of a city dedicated to amusing children. A traveling family with a car and the will to navigate the city's sprawling freeway system can consume a steady diet of lush parks in what some call ...

SouthMilwaukeeNOW.com (blog)

SouthMilwaukeeNOW.com (blog)
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:40:06 -0700

Since we'll both have off this summer (a perk of working at her school!) I'll likely try my hand at HOMEMADE fudgsicles. Kim Severson makes it sound simple AND delicious. When the ingredient list is limited to a mere seven easy-to-come-by items it ...

WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM
Wed, 06 May 2015 12:26:10 -0700

The Times domestic correspondent Kim Severson, who lives in Atlanta, wrote the article highlighting all the kid-friendly things to do in the city. Severson also detailed the reasons she considers Atlanta a great place for a children's civil rights tour ...

The Independent Weekly

The Independent Weekly
Wed, 20 May 2015 04:01:04 -0700

If not for an argument, one of the most influential books on Southern regional cooking might never have been written. "That book was formulated in his head and he wanted to leave to write it," says Gene Hamer, owner of Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill.

Charleston Post Courier

Charleston Post Courier
Tue, 19 May 2015 21:18:45 -0700

In her chronicle of salted caramel's rise to stardom, The New York Times' Kim Severson cited Cracker Jack, tin roof sundaes and pralines as even older examples of the magical mix. The nation was primed for the groundbreaking gray salt caramels released ...

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