Carolyn Jung

Journalist, Editor, Blogger, Book Author and Media Consultant

Carolyn Jung is a James Beard Award-winning food writer with years of experience in traditional and digital media. Her first cookbook, "San Francisco Chef's Table'' (Lyons Press) debuted in December 2013. She was a staff writer at some of the top newspapers in the country, including the San Jose Mercury News. Now, she freelances locally, nationally and internationally for such publications as the San Francisco Chronicle, Food Arts magazine, Wine Spectator magazine, Via magazine, Edible Silicon Valley, Every Day with Rachael Ray and Sweden's Scanorama magazine. She is also the creator of the award-winning blog, She has judged a bevy of cooking contests, including the biggie of them all, the Pillsbury Bake-Off. She has hosted cooking demos at Macy's Union Square San Francisco and been a moderator for the Ahwahnee Hotel's "Chefs' Holidays'' event. Additionally, she is a social media consultant for local food companies.


"Bouquets on the Bay''
"Where the Mellower Wine Enthusiast Wanders''
Wine Country vintners turn to truffles
On the edge of his Sonoma vineyard aptly named Scintilla ("spark of an idea"), vintner Robert Sinskey has yanked out grapevines to make room for a few hundred oak and filbert...
Jacques Pepin's last series for KQED shares his 'Heart & Soul'
With a glass of Madeira appropriately in hand, Jacques Pepin leans back in a leather wingback chair beside the kitchen adorned with his own watercolors of fanciful scallions and...
Snap Pea Sensei
Thirty-five years ago, Calvin Lamborn matched A with B and wound up with the world's first sugar snap pea. He's still at it, bringing to light a bushel of kaleidoscopic peas and...
A Modernist Proposal
Nathan Myhrvold's technological solution to the kerfuffle unleashed last year by Time's "Gods of Food" dust-up: transform them into Goddesses and invite them to dinner. Carolyn...
Season of Saison
Chef Joshua Skenes created the ultimate pop-up success story in one of the world's most discerning cities. (Story pages 94-96)
Where the tech deals are made
Just ask Tim Stannard, founding partner of Bacchus Management Group, which includes the plush Village Pub in Woodside. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is so close to Apple's...
Bay To Bakers Bring It On | News | Features | Food Arts
Every 10 years or so, a paroxysm of sweet desire overtakes San Francisco that's barely quelled by the numerous pastry shops that emerge to satisfy it. Carolyn Jung looks at the...
Green Gold Grown by the Coast Story by Carolyn JungPhotos by Stewart Putney Fresh wasabi is not easy to grow. It takes skill, fortitude and endless perseverance. That's why in...
Grill Out, Chill Out
Chef Curtis Stone offers tips and recipes for effortless summer entertaining.
Mr. Napa and the City
Chef Michael Chiarello ventures beyond his heritage to build his new restaurant.
Perfect San Francisco
The Must-Eat Places in San Francisco
The Big Hello
Meet the man who puts the "h'' in hospitality at the world-renowned Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Golden Eggs from Ben Young's farm a breakfast star
Meet rocker Neil Young's son and the golden eggs he sells.
Ecopia Farms serves up microgreens
A specialty, high-tech farm that aims to change the face of urban farming.
Big Little Gem
The lettuce that's taking Northern California by storm.
Foie and Its Discontents
With California’s foie gras ban set to take effect July 1, a slew of the state’s chefs hold last-hurrah dinners as protesters howl. And behind the scenes, a stir to amend or...
What's a Diner to Do?
Why you should speak up if you get bad service.
Vegetables Star at 10 Restaurants
The best places to get your veggie fix in the West.
Best Bite: Triple Coconut Cream Pie
How Tom Douglas' famous pie came to take on a life of its own.
Like Grandmother, LIke Grandson
Don and Sally Schmitt's enduring legacy in the Napa Valley and beyond.
The New Age of Tofu
Bean curd elevated to gourmet levels.
Fewer Faces at Dinner, So Chefs Add Brunch
How adding brunch service has boosted or become the bane of restaurants in this laggard economy.
Oakland, America's Next Great Dining Town
How Oakland became the next Brooklyn, with a profusion of exciting new restaurants.

Videos and Podcasts
The Food Gal Hosts Chef Matt Accarrino of SPQR at the Googleplex
The Food Gal Hosts Pastry Chef Bill Corbett of Absinthe Brasserie at the Googleplex
Restaurant Roundup
Forum: Three Bay Area Restaurant Writers Talk About the State of Dining
"Life As a Food Blogger''

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