David Rosengarten

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David Rosengarten (born in New York City, New York),[1] the son of Leonard Rosengarten, a garment industry executive, and the former Lorraine Stein, is an American chef, author and television personality, who has hosted more than 2500 television shows on the Food Network from 1994 to 2001.[2]

He married Constance Childs on October 15, 1983. Their wedding was catered by a then-unknown Martha Stewart. He has three children. His two daughters Andrea and Sarah appeared frequently on Rosengarten's cooking show Taste.[1] His son, Bjorn Rosengarten-Bowser, has appeared on Martha Stewart's collaborative "Emeril's Table" cooking show.


Rosengarten attended Colgate University[3] where he earned a B.A. in 1971,[1] holds a doctorate in dramatic literature from Cornell University (1980),[1] and was an assistant professor of theater at Skidmore College.[4]


Rosengarten was a contributing editor for Gourmet magazine from 1995 to 1999, and was that magazine's New York restaurant critic. He published articles in several US newspapers including the New York Times, the New York Daily News, the New York Observer, and was the weekly wine columnist of Newsday.[5]

Other magazines and web sites for whom he has written: Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Harper’s Bazaar, Departures, The Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, The Wine Enthusiast and, currently, Saveur, Huffington Post, and Forbes.

From 2001 to 2007 Rosengarten wrote and published The Rosengarten Report, which in 2003 won a James Beard award for "best food and wine newsletter." At its height, The Rosengarten Report had 50,000 paid subscribers.


The book is divided into five chapters:

Chapter one: My favorite light appetizers.
oysters, caviar, bruschetta, cold Chinese appetizers, gazpacho, guacamole, vegetables à la grecque, Thai salads, ceviche
Chapter two: My favorite in-between dishes.
dried pasta dishes, orecchiette, risotto, French onion soup, Catalan lobster and chicken soup, Thai chicken soup with coconut milk, gumbo, quesadillas, quiche, oeufs en meurette, jambon persillé, bisteeya, Vietnames summe rolls
Chapter three: My favorite main courses.
soft-shell crabs, Szechuan shrimp with chili and garlic sauce, crab cakes, Dover sole, Singapore chili crab, paella, moussaka, choucroute garnie, boeuf bourguignon, jerked chicken, "alla francese" dishes, barbecued ribs
Chapter four: My favorite desserts.
fruit salads, fruit soups, fruit tarts, tarte Tatin, apple pie, iced fruit desserts: granitas, sorbets, and sherbets, chocolate chip cookies, molten chocolate cake, tiramisù, crème brûlée, pecan pie, pumpkin pie
Chapter five: Wine ... and other good things to drink.
matching wine with food, twelve wines I always rely on, a few other wines, beer, brandy, other spirits, coffee, tea, bottle
Afterword: How to Get the Most out of Your Gastronomic Travel

In the foreword to this book, onetime president and chief executive officer of the Food Network, Erica Gruen wrote,

"Taste was the very first in-house production of Food Network and is now our most popular show. For Food Network, it all started with Taste. We are proud to have produced David's show from the start and to share with the world his insights, humor, and joie de vivre."


Rosengarten's new company The David Rosengarten Collective (founded in 2012), is actively importing and selling food and wine from all over the world. The products are available to consumers at David's shop on drosengarten.com. Additionally, Rosengarten is placing his wines at top restaurants in New York.


Rosengarten's first hosting opportunity on the US channel Food Network was Food News & Views.[6] He then created and hosted the program Taste starting in February 1994,[7] that aired for eight years on the Food Network, and co-hosted In Food Today with Donna Hanover, ex-wife of Rudolph Giuliani. He has also appeared frequently on NBC's Today show.[8]

Entertainment Weekly had the following to say about Taste:

"Call it culinary voyeurism, but Taste is a cooking show even take-out addicts will find enthralling. David Rosengarten's orgasmic ruminations on 'lobster synergy' and the textural differences between Lebanese and Portuguese pine nuts will give 'bring to a boil' a whole new meaning."[9]

In mid-2012, Rosengarten began creating new, original content for a YouTube channel named RosengartenTV.[10]


Since October 2006, Rosengarten has been organizing and hosting food tours in regions as varied as the Mediterranean,[11] India[12] and Iceland.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d Contemporary Authors Online (2004) Gale (Cengage)
  2. ^ "About David Rosengarten". davidrosengarten.com. Retrieved 2009-02-08. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Cook's Tour--David Rosengarten". Cooking Light magazine. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Biography of David Rosengarten" (PDF). Joseph H. Conlin Travel Management. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Featured Chef". vealstore.com. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Professor Food". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. 2000-10-04. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  7. ^ Taste: One Palate's Journey through the World's Greatest Dishes (1998), Random House
  8. ^ "David Rosengarten - Global Gourmet". Mostly Food Journal. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  9. ^ Entertainment Weekly
  10. ^ "RosengartenTV". YouTube. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Food and Wine Lovers' Mediterranean Odyssey" (PDF). Joseph H. Conlin Travel Management. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  12. ^ "India of the Maharajas" (PDF). Joseph H. Conlin Travel Management. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  13. ^ "Valentine's Day Quickie in Iceland". Joseph H. Conlin Travel Management. Retrieved 2009-02-08. [dead link]

External links[edit]

David Rosengarten videos can be seen on YouTube