November 14, 2008
Food and Think focuses on food and drink from a Smithsonian perspective. It’s not a recipe or restaurant review blog (except occasionally). Instead, we look through the lens of science, history, anthropology and other disciplines, asking quirky questions and being generally geeky about all things edible. (But fun, entertaining geeks, we hope…)
Meet the Authors
Hugh Powell is a freelance writer who has blogged about science topics for Smithsonian.com. His focus was science-related stories.
Amanda Bensen is based in Washington, DC, where she is now an editor at National Geographic magazine. She’s especially interested in wine, food history and sustainability issues.
Lisa Bramen wrote for Food & Think from March 2009 through December 2011. She is based in northern New York, where she tests the limits of her temperamental 1950s kitchen, aspires to grow vegetables, and omnivorously consumes food miscellany, sifting out the interesting bits to share with readers. She is also an associate editor at Adirondack Life magazine.
Jesse Rhodes has been an editorial assistant at Smithsonian magazine since 2008. He is one of those people who daily packs a lunch and is primarily interested in writing about food from historical and pop-cultural perspectives.
Peter Smith has written about food and science for Wired, GOOD and Gastronomica. He’s covered everything from pickle juice and patented sandwiches to high-pressure lobster shuckers and the last sardine cannery in North America. He lives in Maine.