Articles, Videos and Podcasts

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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.

Arrive Magazine
Videos Liz produced for
Journal News restaurant reviews
Journal News recipes and cooking tips
Journal News personality profiles
Other Journal News features

Arrive Magazine
Arrive Magazine

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

Future dining trends. “Dinner Conversations” March, 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.”

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Turning to farming as a second career. “Lisa Schwartz: Farm Force” April, 2007

Videos Liz produced for

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Food editor Liz Johnson demonstrates How to Make a Fresh Sour Cherry Pie:

Sour Cherry Pie recipe here.

“The 12 Drinks of Christmas” video:

All 12 cocktail recipes can be found on this page here:

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.

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Journal News restaurant reviews

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

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Journal News recipe stories

Grilling tips. “Grill like a Pro,” May 22, 2011

Burgers without meat. “Hello Alt-Burger,” May 25, 2011

Cooking chili. “Spilling the beans about true Texas chili,” Feb. 2, 2011

How to throw a party for “Mad Men.” “Party like it’s 1963,” July 18, 2010

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Journal News personality profiles

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.

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Other Journal News features

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.

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