Colman Andrews

Colman Andrews, a senior editor for 24/7 Wall St., is an internationally known food writer and editor. He was previously the editor in chief of Saveur magazine, which he co-founded, and the vice president and editorial director of TheDailyMeal.com. He is the author of an estimated 3,000 articles, essays, and reviews on food, wine, travel, music, art, architecture, design, the entertainment industry, and social issues, published on three continents, and has written nine books on food, including cookbooks, a biography, and a memoir.

Andrews is the winner of eight James Beard Awards, including 2010 Cookbook of the Year, as well as awards from Britain’s Guild of Food Writers and the International Association of Cooking Professionals. In 1985, he became one of the first 50 figures named to the Who’s Who of Cooking in America. In 2012, the government of Catalonia gave Andrews the Creu de Sant Jordi, its highest civilian honor, for his work in promoting Catalan cuisine.

Lastest Stories by Colman Andrews

Chain restaurant menus evolve constantly, with new dishes being added and old favorites getting phased out or reformulated. Today’s offerings at McDonalds, IHOP, Applebee’s, or wherever, will be...
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Food snobs and scholars may debate whether or not there’s such a thing as American cuisine. A distinguished Yale history professor has even written a book on the subject. What can’t be denied is...
America is a huge country with immense variation in climate and topography and a diverse population drawn from hundreds of nations around the world. These factors add up to incredible variety in what...
Potato chips were apparently invented in 1853 by a cook named George Crum — possibly of African-American and Native American descent — who worked at Moon’s Lake House on Saratoga...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 150,000 last names and at least 5,100 first names in common use in America. It stands to reason, then, that there would be a number of...
Italian restaurants in America today are many and varied, and much more authentic and/or regionally focused and/or contemporary in style than they used to be. It’s possible to find real Ligurian,...
Americans are said to consume an estimated 50 billion hamburgers a year — roughly an astonishing 156 per person. The average American is said to eat about three a week — but for every...
The U.S. Census Bureau defines the American South as encompassing some 16 states and the District of Columbia. That includes a vast swath of the nation, from the northeastern border of Delaware...
According to a 2019 YouGov survey, Italian cuisine comes in at No. 1 among “America’s favorite foods from around the world.” Other surveys, admittedly, put Italian in second or third place,...
If you don’t frequent fast food places and other chain restaurants, you might have the idea that each one basically offers just variations on a few kinds of food over and over — burgers,...