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About David Tamarkin

Employee-owner since 2021

David Tamarkin is an award-winning writer, editor, and site director who is currently King Arthur's Editorial Director. He has been writing about food for many years, and has published work in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Healthyish, Details, Cooking Light, Condé Nast Traveler, Food Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Wine & Spirits, and Time Out New York.

From 2014 to 2021, David worked for Epicurious, first as the site’s lead editor and eventually as its Digital Director. There he earned the brand many IACP Awards, four Webbys (including dual Webby and People's Voice Awards for Best Food and Drink Site in 2018), several James Beard Award nominations, and, in 2020, a finalist’s spot for the ASME Award for General Excellence, Service and Lifestyle — the first time Epicurious had received that honor in its 25+ year history.  

One January in his Epi years, David decided he would cook every single meal he ate all month long; naturally, he made this promise publicly, on Instagram. That project became Epi’s annual new-year, new-cook campaign, which eventually became David’s first cookbook, COOK90.  

Before Epicurious, David was the Food Editor and restaurant critic for Time Out Chicago. Prior to that, he was a producer for CBS Radio and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. And previous to all of that, he had a childhood in Ohio, home to the world’s best ice cream. David now lives in New York, but you can find him on Instagram (@davidtamarkin) or writing his (free) newsletter, The Occasional Tamarkin