Jeff Gordinier and his mother in nearly 1964.
Jeff Gordinier with David Chang and Alex Atala at New York Times TimesTalks in The Times Center on October 19, 2013.
Jeff Gordinier with his family at Christmas dinner 2018.
2701 Huntington Dr, San Marino, CA 91108, United States
San Marino High School where Jeff Gordinier studied.
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, United States
Princeton University where Jeff Gordinier received his degree.
Jeff Gordinier with his wife Lauren.
Jeff Gordinier with his wife and children.
Jeff Gordinier with his wife Lauren Fonda.
Jeff Gordinier at the reading at Books, Inc.
Jeff Gordinier at the SiriusXM Studios for Food Talk.
Jeff Gordinier with Ruth Reichl at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church.
Jeff Gordinier's wife with her mother Judy and their son.
(In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto ...)
In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto for a generation that's never had much use for manifestos," Gordinier suggests that for the first time since the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" breakthrough of the early 1990s, Gen X has what it takes to rescue American culture from a state of collapse. Over the past twenty years, the so-called "slackers" have irrevocably changed countless elements of our culture-from the way we watch movies to the way we make sense of a cracked political process to the way the whole world does business.
(Whether it was Patti Smith's angry moan, Nina Simone's gu...)
Whether it was Patti Smith's angry moan, Nina Simone's guttural growl, or Dolly Parton's towering hair and sweet voice, women have been a musical force to be reckoned with. In Here She Comes Now, today's biggest and brightest writers tackle their favorite female musicians and the effect they've had on their own lives. From Rosie Schaap writing about Sandy Denny to Susan Choi writing about Stevie Nicks to Elissa Schappell writing about Kim Gordon, Here She Comes Now thoughtfully and lovingly discusses the extreme badassery of the women who break through all the barriers to truly rock.
(Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but ...)
Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection. Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef René Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. A restless perfectionist, Redzepi was at the top of his game but was looking to tear it all down, to shutter his restaurant and set out for new places, flavors, and recipes.
Jeff Gordinier attended San Marino High School from 1980 till 1984. Then in 1988, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Princeton University where he studied writing with noted authors like John McPhee, Russell Banks, and Joyce Carol Oates.
Right after university, Jeff Gordinier worked at Los Angeles Times as an intern. From 1988 to 1991, he was a city government and politics reporter for The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. One year he spent in Prague as a writer. Returning to the United States in 1992, he worked as a columnist, rock critic and culture writer at Santa Barbara News-Press. During the next seven years, he worked as an editor-at-large at Entertainment Weekly. At the same time, he took the position of an occasional contributor at Esquire magazine and Fortune magazine. From 2002 Gordinier was an editor-at-large at Details magazine.
In 2008, he published his first book, X Saves the World. In the years that followed, Jeff worked at PoetryFoundation.org, The New York Times and Netflix in South Korea. In 2015, together with Marc Weingarten, he co-edited the book Here She Comes Now, a collection of essays about women in music. From 2016 he has been working at Tim Duggan Books as a writer and at Esquire magazine as a food-and-drink editor. His works appeared also in GQ, Elle, Spin, and Creative Nonfiction. His 2019 book is called Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World.
(In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto ...)2008
(Whether it was Patti Smith's angry moan, Nina Simone's gu...)2015
(Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but ...)2019
"Dumplings make people happy, children in particular."
"I’m not interested in big monuments. I’m interested in singular gestures that become models - small gestures in response to common issues that can be instituted by anyone."
"A blog is a zine liberated from the annoyances of physical form."
Music is important to Jeff Gordinier and he can't do anything without it. He still buys CDs. In the car, he prefers albums that are immersive, albums he can get lost in from start to finish, albums that are like movies or novels in that way. He also likes to sing, when there are lyrics, and he sings loudly and foolishly when he is alone.
Jeff Gordinier is married to Lauren Fonda. They have four children.