Welcome to the Pandemic Kitchen

Pandemic Kitchen is a newsletter by me, Dr. Jacob Dean. I’m a food and travel writer and psychologist based in New York and my work has appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, VICE (including Munchies), Serious Eats, Taste, The Takeout, the Michelin Guide, Fodor’s Travel, and a variety of other places.

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This newsletter is an opportunity for me to tell stories that haven’t found a home at other publications (which is code for “editors didn’t think they’d generate enough clicks.”) This will include photo essays, breakdowns of why recipes are great or terrible, cookbook and cookware reviews, original, unpublished travel stories (with photos!), industry analysis (ie, explanations about why formal food journalism is falling apart), and a host of other content.

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