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Jane Lear
Works at TakePart
Lives in New York City
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Coming soon—Environmental Working Group's Food Database!
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The collateral damage of industrial meat recalls affects exemplary small-scale meat producers we all know and love. This Op-Ed by Nicolette Hahn Niman, in tomorrow's NYT, is a must-read for everyone who supports local farmers and ranchers.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/opinion/sunday/support-your-local-slaughterhouse.html?smid=fb-share
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Love this, especially after being up to my ears in sugar-addiction research for TakePart….
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RIP Sid Caesar! All my TakePart readers, in particular, will appreciate this:
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Eligible farmers markets can receive a free EBT machine through this program…..
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Writer, editor, and blogger specializing in food and travel
Skills
Writing and editing (magazines, newspapers, cookbooks), editorial project development (magazines, both print and app); research and reporting; deep knowledge of ingredients, sustainable agriculture, and the science and mechanics of cooking.
Employment
  • TakePart
    columnist, 2012 - present
    As a weekly food advice columnist, I answer readers' queries on topics that range from how to cook kale or get the most out of winter vegetables to the realities behind the Paleo Diet, juicing, alkaline water, and more. The knowledge, research skills, and contacts I've accumulated at magazines such as Audubon and Gourmet stand me in very good stead.
  • Martha Stewart Living
    Features Director, 2012 - 2013
    Liaison between editorial and food departments; story development; wrote glossaries and other content; edited all recipe content
  • Gourmet magazine
    Senior Articles Editor (most recently), 1991 - 2009
    Acquired and edited a stable of writers that included Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Bill McKibben, Michael Pollan, David Rakoff, and Jane Smiley. Developed and edited two popular series for gourmet.com: "Extreme Frugality," by W. Hodding Carter, and "Four Farmers Project," by Sam Hurst. Pioneered concept of an annual produce issue to showcase farmer profiles and “Politics of the Plate” stories, the first time a food / lifestyle magazine had 
ever tackled food politics. Headed up seven subsequent produce issues. Developed and wrote 
"Kitchen Notebook," the "voice of Gourmet" for home cooks everywhere, and features on culinary techniques. 
Edited or wrote travel features, essays, and restaurant reviews.
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Other names
Jane Daniels Lear
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Food and travel writer; TakePart columnist; blogger at janelear.com; formerly at Martha Stewart Living and (for 18 years) Gourmet.
Introduction
Writing about food and travel involves disparate subjects such as sustainable agriculture and farming, water policy, culinary techniques and equipment, fine art and antiques, interior decoration, gardening, landscape architecture, and sailing.Formerly the features director at Martha Stewart Living and, for 18 years, senior articles editor at Gourmet, I've written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Garden Design, Martha Stewart Living, Zenchilada.com, and other publications. I also answer readers' questions about food at TakePart, and write about what makes me hungry at janelear.com.
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New York City
Previously
Savannah, Georgia - Roanoke, Virginia
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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | When Superstorm Sandy smacked into the South Street Seaport on Oct. 29, 2012, most of the old buildings survived. B