Hello! I’m Jared Kaufman

a food writer, researcher, & cheesemonger.

You can get in touch with me @jaredography on Twitter or Instagram or via email at jaredhkaufman @ gmail.com. Based in Minneapolis, I currently run the newsletters at Food Tank, freelance around town, and work as a cheesemonger.

I hold a master’s degree in food studies from Boston University’s gastronomy program, where my thesis research focused on the construction of childhood taste through restaurant kids’ menus. Previously, I graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Reporting + Food Writing

… has appeared in Eater, Racket, City Pages, Boston.com, Food Tank, and more. Check it out!

Food Research

… centers on children + kids’ menus. [Coming soon!]

Recipe Work

… involves recipes I’ve written and recipe series I’ve curated. More here!


4 stories I’m most proud of:

  1. Columbia’s hidden figure: Verna Laboy brings Annie Fisher to life,” Vox Magazine, 2017 [feature on beaten biscuits, race, and how people get erased — the magazine’s cover story. View it in print here. This story won the best student writing on food award from the Association of Food Journalists in 2018.]
  2. The St. Paul-based inventor of Go-Gurt tells the dramatic story of his totally tubular idea,” City Pages, 2018 [this link goes to a PDF; pour one out for City Pages]
  3. Don’t expect Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina, at the Hub on Causeway, to take you to Flavortown,” Boston.com, 2020
  4. Angling for Catfishing’s Future,” Vox Magazine, 2018 [feature on Missouri River tournament catfishing and the tensions surrounding eating what you catch. In 2019, this story won both the best student writing on food award from the Association of Food Journalists and a second-place prize for best story about the outdoors from the Missouri Press Association.]