I'm a longtime writer and editor who has written almost exclusively about food. For many years I was a restaurant critic and editor at Time Out Chicago. After that, I ran one of the biggest cooking sites on the internet. I wrote a cookbook based on an initiative I created for that website. And now I have a job that lets me focus on bread, cake, and everything else you can make with flour.

I have written for the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Condé Nast Traveler, Gourmet (RIP), Details (RIP), Cooking Light (RIP), Time Out New York, and a bunch of other magazines and websites. For my work as an editor and writer I have been a finalist for (and sometimes a winner of!) several awards, including an ASME (finalist), several IACP Awards (wins and nominations), many Webby Awards (wins and nominations), a Lisagor Award (finalist), and a James Beard Award (finalist).

My newsletter, The Occasional Tamarkin, is a public writing exercise where I challenge myself to write a tight essay about a broad and loose subject. Sometimes I include original recipes.

I live in Manhattan and spend a lot of time in Vermont, but spiritually I am still in Ohio, where I was born. You can reach me at tamarkinwrites AT gmail DOT com.