Edward Behr writes about food and wine and is the editor and publisher of the international magazine The Art of Eating. His writing, like the magazine, focuses on taste — the magazine was the first to stress the important connection between taste and place. He has written about many of the best farmers and food artisans in France, Italy, and the United States. His article “The Lost Taste of Pork,” when it appeared in the magazine in 1999, caused the fast-casual chain Chipotle to switch from conventional to humanely raised pork, creating the first major US market for farmers who produce decent pork.
Behr has been featured in publications ranging from The New York Times and The Atlantic to Forbes and The Financial Times. He is the author of The Artful Eater, The Art of Eating Cookbook, 50 Foods: A Guide to Deliciousness, and The Food and Wine of France (2016). In 2014, he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. Behr lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with his wife, Kimberly and their sons, Max and Zane.