JONATHAN KAUFFMAN

Jonathan Kauffman is a West Coast writer on culture and food, as well as the author of Hippie Food, a narrative history of how Americans came to eat brown rice, tofu, whole-wheat bread, and granola.


Finalist for a 2019 James Beard Award and the Art of Eating Prize

One of the New Yorker and Smithsonian's best food books of 2018

  • NEW YORKER

    How Carob Traumatized a Generation

    January 2018

  • LA TIMES

    How Darrell Corti became a tastemaker in California

    October 2019

  • SF CHRONICLE 

    Guide to Regional Chinese Cuisines (2019 James Beard winner) * updated February 2019

  • HAZLITT

    Get Fat, Don't Die: AIDS, Cooking, and Black Humor 

    April 2020

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Recent Reporting and Features

05 May 20

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The Reviews Are Out!

15 Feb 19

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'Hippie Food' in the Media

14 Feb 19

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