About The Food Section

Headshot2 Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised on the mean streets of the “Gourmet Ghetto” of Berkeley, California, Josh Friedland has pursued a lifelong passion for cooking and dining. In July 2003, he turned his obsession into The Food Section (thefoodsection.com), a pioneering weblog about food, wine, and travel. Josh Friedland's writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Based in New York City, The Food Section publishes original food writing and photography and scours the web for links to culinary news and events, recipes, and gastronomical ephemera.

Praise for The Food Section

Gourmet magazine featured The Food Section in its April 2004 issue, noting: "With its simple, elegant design, thoughtful postings, and comprehensive links, The Food Section is the consummate gastronomic blog." In November 2005, Food & Wine magazine named The Food Section publisher and editor Josh Friedland a Tastemaker in its annual Tastemaker awards issue.

Bon Appetit featured The Food Section in its 2005 "What's Hot" issue. The Food Section has also been featured in the pages of the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, and New York Daily News. Time.com lists The Food Section among the “25 Essential Foodie Websites” in its Food Web Guide, USA Today selected it as a Hot Site, and Yahoo! recognized The Food Section as a Yahoo Picks! site. Manhattan User’s Guide says, “If you haven't discovered it already, chances are you're not a foodie: The Food Section, www.thefoodsection.com, puts many glossy food magazines to shame.”

Navigating the Site

Recent Appetizers, links to food-related points of interest, are posted on the right column of the main page, with archives of older links available on their own dedicated page.

Shopping List (complete archives here) tracks the latest books, gadgets, gear, and cooking equipment supplies.

Quotable (archives here) collects choice cuts culled from the food media.

Mobile Menu is a mobile weblog (moblog) of food-oriented photos uploaded by cameraphone from the streets of New York City and beyond. The latest photo is displayed on the home page, with archives posted here.


Individual rss/xml feeds are available for reading The Food Section (RSS), Appetizers (RSS), Shopping List (RSS), Quotable (RSS), and Mobile Menu (RSS) using a newsreader.


All writing and photography on The Food Section is by Josh Friedland (unless indicated otherwise). Copyright 2003-2007, all rights reserved.

For more information about this site, please contact The Food Section at contact@thefoodsection.com.

Privacy Policy

The Food Section does not collect, harvest, gather, or in any way retrieve information about readers unless explicitly asked for (e.g., for marketing surveys, email newsletters, etc.). Email addresses provided voluntarily to subscribe to The Food Section newsletter are used solely for this purpose and are never shared or sold.

The Food Section may link to external sites that request personal information for access or participation. These sites are not affiliated with The Food Section, and any information provided to these sites may be used for whatever purpose—purely at the discretion of the owners of those sites. Readers who wish to find out more about how their privacy is protected when they visit these other sites should seek out the privacy policies of those sites.