Joe Yonan is the two-time James Beard Award-winning Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post and author of Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook (Ten Speed Press, 2013), which was named among the best cookbooks of 2013 by The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and NPR’s “Here and Now.” In 2011, he wrote Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One (Ten Speed Press), which Serious Eats, David Lebovitz, and the San Francisco Chronicle named to their best-of-the-year lists.
Joe was a food writer and Travel section editor at The Boston Globe before moving to Washington in 2006 to edit the Post’s Food section. He writes the Post’s Weeknight Vegetarian column and for five years wrote the Cooking for One column, both of which have won honors from the Association of Food Journalists. He also writes regularly about his efforts to grow food on his 150-square-foot urban front yard. His work from the Globe and Post has appeared in four editions of the “Best Food Writing” anthology.
In addition to his writing and editing, Joe frequently speaks about his work at conferences, book festivals, and other events, and has taught many cooking classes through such venues as Central Market, Stonewall Kitchen, CulinAerie, L’Academie de Cuisine, and SideTour.
Joe, who grew up in west Texas, spent 2012 in North Berwick, Maine, on leave from the Post to learn about growing and homesteading from his sister and brother-in-law and to work on Eat Your Vegetables. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Cambridge (Mass.) School of Culinary Arts.