Serious Eats

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Serious Eats
Type of site
Available inEnglish
Created byEd Levine

Serious Eats is a website and blog focused on food enthusiasts, created by food critic and author Ed Levine. A book was published by Levine in 2011.[1] Serious Eats was acquired by Fexy Media in 2015[2] and then by Dotdash in late 2020.[3]


The site consists of general food features as well as recipes and home cooking advice.

The site is notable for launching the career of J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, whose column The Food Lab was adapted into a James Beard award-winning cookbook.[4] Lopez-Alt's writing was highly regarded among amateur cooks for its rigorous approach to recreating cultural food icons such as the ShackBurger and Chick-fil-a in the home kitchen.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

In 2008, Serious Eats was ranked #17 on Time magazine's list of the 50 Best Websites.[6] Serious Eats was the recipient of two James Beard Foundation awards in 2010 for Best Food Blog, and Best Video Webcast.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fabricant, Florence (8 November 2011). "The 'Serious Eats' Book, Stuffed to the Cover". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  2. ^ Gordinier, Jeff (2015-06-02). "Serious Eats and Roadfood Are Sold to Fexy Media". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  3. ^ "Dotdash Acquires Simply Recipes and Serious Eats". Business Insider. 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  4. ^ "James Beard award for Lopez-Alt's 'The Food Lab'". The Mercury News. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  5. ^ Eats, Serious. "How to Make a Chick-Fil-A Sandwich at Home | The Food Lab". Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  6. ^ "Serious Eats - 50 Best Websites 2008 - TIME". 17 June 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Congratulations and Thanks, Serious Eaters". Retrieved 14 February 2015.