I’m Kat Kinsman.
I’m Senior Editor at Food & Wine. I used to be Senior Food and Drinks Editor at Time Inc.’s all-breakfast site Extra Crispy. I’m former Editor at Large and Editor in Chief of Tasting Table. Before that, I was the Managing Editor of CNN’s Eatocracy, edited CNN’s Matrimony section and First Person essay series and I was a writer and editor for CNN Living. I cover food, booze, lady-being, person-being, mental health, disabilities, sex, pop culture (especially YA novels), weddings and dogs. Mostly food, though. I was nominated for a James Beard Broadcast Award in the TV Segment category in 2013, but I didn’t win. I also didn’t win the EPPY Best Food Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over in 2012 and 2013 (though Eatocracy was nominated), but I sure as heck did win in 2011.
I also showed up on CNN and HLN TV and Radio (back when CNN Radio existed) and hosted CNN’s Live Google Hangouts on a semi-regular basis and just recently went on Good Morning America for the first time, which was pretty neat. I often speak to groups of people about food, writing, mental health and social media. People even pay me to do these things. Crazy, no?
I’m the former Senior Editor for AOL Food and Slashfood, a KCBS Certified Barbecue Judge, proud member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and the vice chair of the James Beard Journalism Committee. I also used to write ads and make a lot of jokes about Karl Rove and his little friend Dubya. I have a Masters Degree in Metalsmithing.
My husband Douglas, our
three two (Rest in peace, sweet Posy) dogs and I live in a church in upstate New York part of the time and in Brooklyn the rest. I garden and cook rather obsessively. On any given night, I may perhaps be doing a little dance, and/or making a little love and/or getting down. Or I might be in Las Vegas. Quite possibly New Orleans.
More likely, though, I’m sipping a Mai Tai, and screaming rude things about TV news at no one in particular.
Not at my rabbit, though. One mustn’t yell at one’s rabbit — it’s just not right. (Rest in peace, Digory the Bunny.)