Brian Yarvin has been writing about food for the past twelve years. He is the author of seven published books; Farms and Foods of the Garden State (Hippocrene 2004), Cucina Piemontese (With his wife, Maria Grazia Asselle, and also Hippocrene 2004), A World of Dumplings (Countryman Press 2007), The Too Many Tomatoes Cookbook (Countryman Press 2009),The Ploughman´s Lunch and the Miser´s Feast (Harvard Common Press 2012), A World of Noodles (Countryman Press 2014) and Lamb: A Global History (Reaktion Press 2015).
In addition, Yarvin has contributed both writing and photography to The Washington Post, Cheese Connoisseur, SeriousEats.com, and New Jersey Monthly.
Besides all of this, he’s also an avid backpacker who’s walked thousands of miles on trails in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Switzerland. “Maybe it’s all that walking that gives me such a big appetite,” he muses.
Yarvin currently lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife and fellow food fanatic, Maria Grazia Asselle.