Joe Yonan

Food and Dining EditorWashington, D.C.

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  • Jun 3, 2015

WEEKNIGHT VEGETARIAN | Don’t tell the traditionalists, but a version with strawberries tastes great.

  • Jun 1, 2015

PLATE LAB | Frank Ruta applies a little heat and a lot of finesse to his asparagus and almond soup.

  • May 28, 2015

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  • May 27, 2015

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  • May 20, 2015

WEEKNIGHT VEGETARIAN | Morels, asparagus and ramps (or their stand-ins) make magic together.

  • May 18, 2015

PLATE LAB | By cooking grains in advance and folding in pesto, you imitate the texture, without the work.

  • May 14, 2015

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  • May 13, 2015

WEEKNIGHT VEGETARIAN | Rick Bayless turns eggplant and beans into something wonderfully complex.

  • May 11, 2015

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  • May 6, 2015
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About
Joe Yonan is the two-time James Beard Award-winning Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post and the author of “Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook” (Ten Speed Press, 2013), which was named among the best cookbooks of 2013 by The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and NPR's "Here and Now.” In 2011, he wrote “Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One,” which Serious Eats, David Lebovitz, and the San Francisco Chronicle named to their best-of-the-year lists.

Joe was a food writer and Travel section editor at The Boston Globe before moving to Washington in 2006 to edit the Post’s Food section. He writes the Post’s Weeknight Vegetarian column and for five years wrote the Cooking for One column, both of which have won honors from the Association of Food Journalists. He also writes regularly about his efforts to grow food on his 150-square-foot urban front yard and collaborates with Bonnie Benwick on the Plate Lab column in the Sunday Magazine. His work from the Globe and Post has appeared in four editions of the “Best Food Writing” anthology.

Joe, who grew up in West Texas, spent 2012 in North Berwick, Maine, on leave from the Post to learn about growing and homesteading from his sister and brother-in-law and to work on “Eat Your Vegetables.” He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Cambridge (MA) School of Culinary Arts.

Eat Your Vegetables

My latest cookbook is a guide to making vegetarian dishes for single cooks. Couples, don't pass it up. I give you tips on making my meals for two, with no waste. Order today from:

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