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Gambit food writer announced 

  Gambit has named Scott Gold as its new contributing writer for food and drink. His reviews and food news will appear each week on these pages, as well as on He joins existing food and drink contributors Brenda Maitland (wine) and Nora McGunnigle (beer).

  A New Orleans native, Gold graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis (where he studied philosophy and literature under author William H. Gass) as well as the Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard University. After working in New York for a number of years as an agent, foreign rights manager and sales specialist, he published his first book, The Shameless Carnivore: A Manifesto for Meat Lovers, a selection of which was excerpted in Best Food Writing 2008 (alongside Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl, Jeffrey Steingarten, Bill Buford and others).

  Gold has since contributed to numerous publications both in print and online, including Gourmet, Edible Brooklyn, Overflow magazine, and The Faster Times, and has served as a feature food writer and photographer for The New Orleans Advocate and the New Orleans arts and culture website He's also appeared as a guest on a number of radio programs both here and abroad, including KCRW's Good Food (Los Angeles), Stirrin' it Up with Chef John Folse and Company, the BBC's World Have Your Say and the CBC's Definitely Not the Opera.

  Gold can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @scottgold.

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