He joined The New York Times in 2002 after a decade at New York Press and three years working for Tina Brown's ill-fated Talk magazine. He worked on the food desk as an editor and critic, became an Eat columnist at the magazine, then moved to the culture department, where he became editor, responsible for the newspaper's arts reporters and culture critics. He left the culture department to be The Times's chief restaurant critic, then left that job to be the newspaper's national editor, in charge of more than a dozen news bureaus across the country. In 2014, he returned to the food desk to launch NYT Cooking and the What to Cook newsletter, which now has more subscribers than any newsletter at The Times.
Sifton is the author of Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well, a guide to America's holiday, and the forthcoming See You on Sunday: Regular Meals For Family and Friends, both published by Random House. He lives in Brooklyn where he is from, with his wife and two children.
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