About Food and Things
About Laura B. Weiss, Editor, Food and Things
As a native New Yorker who was forced into exile in DC for many years, I combine the newcomer’s and hometown girl’s passion for the city. I created Food and Things to report on the food scene on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and elsewhere in New York City. That means coverage of food happenings throughout the city, especially those of interest to Upper West Siders. I also post occasional recipes.
I’m very excited about the release of my book Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books – Reaktion Books). You can order it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.
I make my living as a journalist. I’ve covered beats ranging from the U.S. Congress, to education, to food and travel. My credits include, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Travel + Leisure, Interior Design, FoodNetwork.com and many other print and online publications. I was a reporter for CQ Weekly, a writer for TIME‘s school edition, and an editor for Zagat’s Long Island guide. I’ve also blogged for the Huffington Post. At AOL, where I was a director, I managed content partnerships for major news and entertainment brands, including PBS and Teen People. I was also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Food and Things is strictly an editorial site. Products, restaurants and other establishments cannot pay to be covered or recommended by Food and Things. We write occasional restaurant reviews. Since there’s no budget to cover the cost of meals, we typically visit a place only once. Occasionally, we attend press events and receive cookbooks and other products for review. However, we never issue any guarantees of positive coverage. We call things like we see them.
Food and Things runs ads. Why? We have to eat too.