is supported by our Pitmaster Club. Also, when you buy with links on our site we may earn a finder’s fee. Click to see how we test and review products.

Tamar Haspel, James Beard Award Winning Columnist

Share on:
Tamar Haspel

James Beard Award winner Tamar Haspel writes deeply researched science-based monthly commentary for the Washington Post in pursuit of a more constructive conversation on divisive food-policy issues. Select columns appear exclusively in the Washington Post and on our site!

She also co-hosts, with journalist Mike Grunwald, the Climavores podcast, which takes a good, hard, entertaining look at food’s impact on the climate and the environment.

Her book “To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard” is about the good things that happen when you roll up your sleeves, go outside, and get dirty in service of dinner. Getting food first-hand — gardening, fishing, foraging, hunting — can make your dinner better, but its real power is that it can make you better. It’s the secret to successful self-improvement, in a book reviewers are calling “hilarious” and “delightful.” She is also an oyster farmer on Cape Cod.

You can follow her here:

Related articles

Published On: 1/26/2023 Last Modified: 6/12/2024

Share on:


High quality websites are expensive to run. If you help us, we’ll pay you back bigtime with an ad-free experience and a lot of freebies!

Millions come to every month for high quality tested recipes, tips on technique, science, mythbusting, product reviews, and inspiration. But it is expensive to run a website with more than 2,000 pages and we don’t have a big corporate partner to subsidize us.

Our most important source of sustenance is people who join our Pitmaster Club. But please don’t think of it as a donation. Members get MANY great benefits. We block all third-party ads, we give members free ebooks, magazines, interviews, webinars, more recipes, a monthly sweepstakes with prizes worth up to $2,000, discounts on products, and best of all a community of like-minded cooks free of flame wars. Click below to see all the benefits, take a free 30 day trial, and help keep this site alive.

Post comments and questions below


1) Please try the search box at the top of every page before you ask for help.

2) Try to post your question to the appropriate page.

3) Tell us everything we need to know to help such as the type of cooker and thermometer. Dial thermometers are often off by as much as 50°F so if you are not using a good digital thermometer we probably can’t help you with time and temp questions. Please read this article about thermometers.

4) If you are a member of the Pitmaster Club, your comments login is probably different.

5) Posts with links in them may not appear immediately.



Click to comment or ask a question...


These are not paid ads, they are a curated selection of products we love.

All of the products below have been tested and are highly recommended. Click here to read more about our review process.

Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our “buy now” links. This has zero impact on the price you pay but helps support the site.