- John Birdsall is a James Beard Award-winning writer based in Oakland, California.
- He's co-author of the cookbook Hawker Fare and author of the James Beard biography The Man Who Ate Too Much.
- His work has been published in Lucky Peach, the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit, in addition to Serious Eats.
John Birdsall writes about food and places and lives in Oakland, California, with his husband. He’s a two-time winner of the James Beard Award for food and culture writing and has been published in Lucky Peach, the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit, in addition to Serious Eats.
John is the co-author of the cookbook Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes from a Refugee Chef's Isan Thai and Lao Roots (2018), and the author of the biography The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard (2020).
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