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(Humor Columnist) Jay Forman has been writing humor columns for F&D since 2005, when John Carlos White took pity on him following Hurricane Katrina. A New Orleans native, he is the only member of the staff not based out of Louisville. Jay is also the Food and Dining Editor for New Orleans Magazine and has appeared as a judge on the Food Network series Throwdown with Bobby Flay. In addition to writing the occasional screed, Jay and his wife own Gracious Bakery, an artisan bakery and cafe with four locations in New Orleans.
Ironically, the biggest disrupter of all for the food service industry has proven to be viral (quite literally) and not technological -- something our columnist could not have foreseen only a year ago when this piece was filed --...
It is no secret that guys avoid eating fruits and vegetables whenever possible. And who can blame them? Frankly, eating produce can be extremely dangerous. Nature has spent millions of years equipping her plants with horrifying ways of protecting themselves...
Meet Jay Forman, Food & Dining Magazine's humor columnist. A New Orleans native, Forman is the only member of the F&D staff not based out of Louisville. Jay also serves as the food and dining editor for New Orleans...
Who doesn’t love a food truck? Other than the restaurant owner across the street from one, anyway. They are fun, cheap and surprisingly inventive in the fare they offer. Still, like any food service operation, food trucks need to...
The late Anthony Bourdain introduces the first in our new series of "Afternoon Archive" posts. If you are easily offended by direct aspersions on your lineage, the circumstances of your birth, your sexuality, your appearance, the mention of your parents...
This is the season when those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer give way to the crisp, cool, clarity of fall. Swimsuits and summer romances are replaced by letter sweaters and “it’s complicated” updates on social media. Likewise, the...
People claiming to know a lot about big important things often like to wax rhapsodic about ‘Disruptive Tech’ and the impact it has had on various industries. Uber has upended the taxi business; Airbnb has hotels on their heels,...
We all know the jokes about English cuisine whereas France is recognized as a gastronomic superpower. Yet, England has worked diligently in recent years to overturn its reputation as the Land of Spotted Dick and Mushy Peas. Has progress...
Meet The Gang  By Jay Forman   Winter 2018 Print Issue  If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an asylum to run a restaurant. The ecosystem of even a small independent usually involves a cast of characters worthy...
These days, everyone knows who the chefs are. But does anyone know anything about the restaurateurs behind them? Chances are you don’t. Who would want to, anyway? They rarely boast full-body food-related tattoos, never profess that their establishment fosters...