Here’s a look at our professional lives. If you want to know us personally, head on over to the About Us page.
Liz and Greg are both journalists. He’s now a freelance writer and Web programmer. He’s had a lot of fun producing audio, too, as you can see from his entertaining podcasts on football gambling here: The Boom Boom and Gregory Show.
Liz Johnson is a food editor and also the food writer for Amtrak’s Arrive magazine, a contributor to the food pages of national and regional magazines, including Food & Wine. She was a television correspondent for RNN’s NewsCenter Now, where she also wrote, hosted and co-produced two half-hour food specials.
She’s won a bunch of awards, too. The New York State Associated Press Association named her Small Bites blog the best blog for 2011. She’s been nominated by the Association of Food Journalists for 2011’s Best Magazine Feature for her Arrive story on future dining trends called “Dinner Conversations.”
She’s a two-time winner of the AFJ best feature writing award, and took home prizes for best food section for The Journal News by AFJ and best niche website from the AP. She’s also a restaurant judge for the James Beard Foundation awards.
Here’s a look at some of her articles and videos.
Everybody’s talking about clean eating. “Clean and Pristine,” May-June 2015
Food courts no more. “Deck the Food Halls,” Jan.-Feb. 2015
A profile of Darko Tresnjak, artistic director at Hartford Stage. “No Longer in the Wings,” Jan.-Feb. 2015
Best of the Northeast. “Best of the Northeast 2014: A Look at Some of the Truest Trendsetters in the Region,” Nov.-Dec 2014
The latest trend in theater: Immersive productions. “All the World’s a Stage,” Sept.-Oct. 2014
Vegetables take their place at the table. “Sweet Greens,” May-June 2014
Second-generation chefs are bringing old-country cuisines — with an American twist — to a neighborhood near you. “The Young Turks,” March-April 2014
Food writers across the Northeast share their favorite dishes. “Best of the Northeast,” November-December 2013
City chefs take over the suburbs. “Town and Country,” July-August 2013
Tradition has English cuisine as the butt of jokes. But that’s changing. “The British Empire,” January-February, 2013
New and notable restaurants in the Northeast. “Best Restaurants of the Northeast, 2012.” November-December, 2012
Finding out that local food is about more than where it grows. “Tasting Terroir.” March-April, 2012.
Holiday feature on the Northeast’s James Beard Award-winning talents from 2011: Michael Solomonov, Belinda Chang, Tony Maws and Jose Andres. “Family Style: The region’s top chefs and wine director share their favorite holiday meals and traditions.” Nov.-Dec., 2011.
Adventurous eaters. “Feeding Frenzy.” July-August, 2011.
Sidebar to Michelle Obama’s cover story on children’s health and well-being. “Raised Right.” May-June, 2011
Southern Cuisine Comes North. “Southern Exposure” Jan-Feb., 2011
Tapas in New York. “The Amazing Taste” Nov., 2010
Street food is hot. “A la Cart” May, 2010
The origins of dishes. “Days of Wine and Beef Wellington” November, 2009
Local restaurant legends. “Destination: Dine” July, 2009
Great neighborhood restaurants. “Locally Grown.” March, 2009
Best of the Northeast. “Best Places To …” November, 2008
The Hudson Valley food scene. “Garden of Eating” September, 2008
Sourcing ingredients. “From the Source” May, 2008
Chefs love pork. “Hog Heaven” January, 2008
Sustainable Seafood. “Making Waves” July, 2007
Picnics. “The Lost Art of Picnicking” May, 2007
Sous Vide. “It’s in the Bag” March, 2007
Molecular Gastronomy. “Dining by Design” January, 2007
Arts and theater articles for Arrive
Limited release shows on Broadway. “Catch It If You Can,” November-December 2013
Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns. “A Renaissance in Harlem,” September-October, 2013
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, N.Y. “A World of Art,” July-August 2013
New York Theatre Workshop and ‘Sontag: Reborn.’ “Revisiting Sontag,” May-June 2013
Tom Hanks Takes Broadway. “Old Pals and a Lucky Guy,” March-April 2013
Chihuly! “A Riot of Color,” Janaury-Febrary, 2013
The 2012-2013 season on Broadway. “Stars are Out on Broadway,” November-December 2012.
Jack Kerouac’s lost papers, and a festival in his honor. “Hey, Jack Kerouac!” September-October, 2012
The Barnes Museum opens in Philadelphia. “Quite a Collection,” May-June 2012
The 2010-2011 season on Broadway. “The Great Diversity Way.”
Turning to farming as a second career. “Lisa Schwartz: Farm Force” April, 2007
>>>>>>>>>>Videos from LoHud.com.
Food editor Liz Johnson demonstrates How to Make a Fresh Sour Cherry Pie:
“The 12 Drinks of Christmas” video:
All 12 cocktail recipes can be found on this page here: lohud.com/12drinks.
Chef’s Holiday Countdown Series
Chestnut-Squash Soup with chef Jonathan Pratt of Peter Pratt’s Inn in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Recipe: Chestnut-Squash Soup
Rack of Roast Pork with chef Peter X. Kelly of Xaviars at Piermont, X20 in Yonkers, Freelance Cafe & Wine Bar in Piermont and Restaurant X in Congers, N.Y.
Recipe: Roast Rack of Pork
Baccala Gratin with chef David DiBari of The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry.
Recipe: Baccala Gratinato.
Pain Perdu — or Brioche French Toast — with Apple Compote with chef Jill Rose of Chiboust in Tarrytown:
Recipe for Brioche French Toast with Apple Compote.
Soft-cooked Egg with Heirloom Beans with chef Josh Lawler of Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
Recipe for Soft-Cooked Egg with Heirloom Beans.
Bedford Post, Bedford, N.Y. June 26, 2011
Tavern at the Highlands Country Club, Garrison, N.Y. June 19, 2011
Tarry Lodge, Port Chester, N.Y. May 2, 2011
Wasabi, Nyack, N.Y. Feb. 20, 2011
Adam Kaye, chef and kitchen director for Blue Hill at Stone Barns. “The Splendor of Sausage,” Jan. 27, 2010
Mario LaPosta, pizzaiolo at Tarry Lodge. “A Passionate Pizza Man,” April 7, 2010.
A group of 19 local young men who decorate gingerbread men each holiday season. “Gingerbread Men,” Dec. 22, 2010.
The reveal of a summer-long reader photo contest Liz produced and judged. “Great Moments on the Grill,” Sept. 1, 2010
An introduction to Ethiopian food. “Lalibela satisfies the senses.” May 5, 2010.
A staff project on the architecture of local churches, which Liz produced. “Glorious Treasures,” April 4, 2010.