Serious Eats

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]

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


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 receptionEdit

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 alsoEdit


  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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