He is the executive butcher and co-owner of The Meat Hook, a butcher shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he cuts, smokes and cures meat that is sourced from small, family-owned farms. Mr. Mylan has been featured on the Travel Channel"s Number Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, the Cooking Channel"s Food Crafters, National Public Radio"s All things Considered and The Brian Lehrer Show, in addition to appearing as a guest lecturer at Yale University. He has written for New York Magazine, Gourmet.com, and he currently writes a column for the Atlantic Magazine Food Channel.
Mylan is responsible for several community oriented-food projects, including the Unfancy Food Show, an annual, affordable event featuring local, artisanal food producers, which celebrates Brooklyn"s return to hand-crafted, environmentally aware food ways. In 2010 Mr. Mylan was named one of The New York Observer"s "Insurgents of 2010," as well as one of the Chow 13, the Chow website"s annual list of the most influential people in the United States. food world. Tom Mylan has a forthcoming book, The Meat Hook Meat Book, and recently published an iPad application, The Better Bacon Book with Open Air Publishing and Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor.
Born in Southern California, Mr.
Mylan has lived in San Francisco, as well as Reno, Nevada.