I'm a former editor at The New Yorker and the editor of "Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers who Cook for Their Families," the 2011 best-selling anthology featuring contributions from Mario Batali, Mark Bittman, Mark Kulansky, Stephen King, Jim Harrison, and many others.
At The New Yorker, I specialized in editing very short pieces for the Goings On About Town section, better known as the listings, so I have a tight grasp on how to use language efficiently and effectively. With my project "Man with a Pan," I took on 2,000 to 4,000 word essays, so I can work on a wide range of material. I also blogged extensively about cooking for my family as Stay at Stove Dad and I know how to develop and edit recipes, especially ones that children (and parents) will enjoy.
I have a daily drawing practice that I developed a year ago. You can read about it on The New Yorker's website if you Google the words "John Donohue dish rack." That article will tell you all you need to know about my place in the world.
I assisted in managing a department of six editors and a staff of freelance contributors, and wrote pieces about musicians and other subjects.
Look who’s making dinner! Twenty-one of our favorite writers and chefs expound upon the joys―and perils―of feeding their families.Mario Batali’s kids gobble up monkfish liver and foie gras. Peter Kaminsky’s youngest daughter won’t eat anything at all. Mark Bittman reveals the four stages of learning to cook. Stephen King offers tips about what to cook when you don’t feel like cooking. And Jim ... read more
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