Serious Eats

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Serious Eats
Type of site
Available inEnglish
OwnerDotdash Meredith
Created byEd Levine

Serious Eats is a website and blog focused on food enthusiasts, created by food critic and author Ed Levine. A Serious Eats 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 of the same name.[4] Lopez-Alt's writing was highly regarded among amateur cooks for its rigorous approach to cooking and recreating cultural food icons, such as the ShackBurger and Chick-fil-a, in the home kitchen.[5][6]

Critical reception[edit]

In 2008, Serious Eats was ranked #17 on Time magazine's list of the 50 Best Websites.[7] Serious Eats was the recipient of two James Beard Foundation awards in 2010 for Best Food Blog and Best Video Webcast.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fabricant, Florence (November 8, 2011). "The 'Serious Eats' Book, Stuffed to the Cover". New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Gordinier, Jeff (June 2, 2015). "Serious Eats and Roadfood Are Sold to Fexy Media". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dotdash Acquires Simply Recipes and Serious Eats". Business Insider. September 22, 2020. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "James Beard award for Lopez-Alt's 'The Food Lab'". The Mercury News. April 27, 2016. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Carman, Tim. "These two McRib knockoffs are so much better than the real thing". Washington Post. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  6. ^ Rao, Tejal. "This Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe Took 100 Attempts to Develop". Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "Serious Eats - 50 Best Websites 2008 - TIME". June 17, 2008. Archived from the original on June 19, 2008. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "Congratulations and Thanks, Serious Eaters". Retrieved February 14, 2015.

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