Barry Estabrook

Barry Estabrook

Journalist
Moderator, Seafood from Slaves: A conversation with Robin McDowell

Barry Estabrook is a James Beard Award-winning journalist and author. His latest book, Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Guide to Sustainable Meat was published in 2015. After examining all things to do with hog farming, Barry concludes that pork is either the worst meat you can eat—or the very best. It all depends on how it is raised. He still eats bacon, but he’s very picky about what goes into his pan. His award-winning book Tomatoland, an investigative look at labor exploitation in industrial-scale tomato agriculture, was published in 2011 and sparked reforms in the treatment of field workers. He’s a former contributing editor at Gourmet magazine and founding editor of Eating Well magazine, co-founder of Chapters Publishing and was publisher at Houghton Mifflin Company, where he managed the company’s cookbook and field guidelines. He was co-writer of Jacques Pépin’s best-selling memoir The Apprentice. He has been anthologized in The Best American Food Writing 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010. In addition to editing and writing regular features on food politics, he helped compile three anthologies of articles from the magazine for Random House/Modern Library and originated and developed the editorial plan for The Gourmet Cookbook. politicsoftheplate.com