Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.

    What is Chili, Anyway?

    Must Have: IMHO, these should be in your chili. Photo credit: www.flickr.com/photos/suvodeb; CC BY 2.0 Last night I had the honor of judging the…

    Get Thee to the Seaport, Sunday

    Free Range: Eggs sold at New Amsterdam Market; photo courtesy www.flickr.com/photos/kthread; CC BY 2.0 On the off chance you haven’t yet been to the…

    The New-Old Old Fashioned

    The Old Fashioned, aka The Original Cocktail. Photo Courtesy: www.flickr.com/photos/scaredykat/ and Creative Commons. Last night we had the good fortune to hear drinksman, Esquire…

    Save the Po-Boy

    God’s Love We Deliver: A Leidenheimer Bread Truck Captured on the Streets of New Orleans In today’s Times there’s a piece by Southern food…