With more than three decades at Bon Appetit Magazine—including over ten years as editor-in-chief—Barbara Fairchild is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of food, restaurants, and travel. These days she is enjoying a second career as a freelance writer, editor, public speaker, radio personality, and journalism professor. She has appeared on numerous television programs, including the "Today" show; Food Network's "Iron Chef America;" and "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares," both with Gordon Ramsay. In 2000, Fairchild was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who in American Food & Beverage". She lives in LA, "where the sun is always shining and any culinary dream is possible."
Articles by Barbara Fairchild
The classic song may celebrate “April in Paris,” but as far as I’m concerned the City of Light is...
Nopi is Yotam Ottolenghi's Colorful Triumph 09.18.2014
In a way, Ottolenghi is a hero — one of the chefs who have boosted the quality and variety of...
Summer Reads: Chefs’ Secrets 07.07.2014
If you’re looking for something to devour on vacation this summer, Barbara Fairchild recommends...
Range, Washington D.C. 05.20.2014
Barbara Fairchild visits Range in Washington D.C., the creation of Top Chef alum Bryan Voltaggio.
Hiroshi, Honolulu 04.04.2014
Barbara Fairchild meets Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya in Honolulu at Hiroshi.
Local, Jackson Hole WY 03.17.2014
Barbara Fairchild on Local, the ski season’s trendiest spot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Bestia Bet 01.24.2014
Barbara Fairchild visits Bestia, an off-the-beaten-track jewel in Los Angeles
Rotisserie Georgette 01.10.2014
What is it about roast chicken? It was Julia Child’s dinner of choice, perhaps because she knew...
Bay Watch 12.27.2013
Barbara Fairchild checks in on San Francisco's latest hot spots
Ken Oringer's Coppa 12.13.2013
Barbara Fairchild visits Coppa, the new restaurant from Boston chef Ken Oringer
Superstar Chefs' Smackdown 12.02.2013
Barbara Fairchild reports from a dinner with Daniel Boulud and Wolfgang Puck
Place Setting: The Shed 10.23.2013
Barbara Fairchild reports from The Shed in Healdsburg, California
"We have exactly the same soil as Saint-Émilion, which is limestone and clay for the upper...
"The biggest mistake most of the hipster somms make is their assumption that fruity wine...
"One of the things that I think is also great about working with the hybrids, is that we...
"We joke an awful lot about being on the fringe of real, quality wine production. When...