Jonathan Milder

Research Librarian

What do you do on a daily basis?

I manage Food Network’s culinary library, research food topics for various shows and track food trends for the network.

Who is your culinary icon?
John Thorne

Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?
Alton Brown

What’s your favorite cookbook?

The Zuni Café Cookbook

What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
An omnivore never says never.

What’s your favorite condiment?
Kosher salt

What’s the first dish you learned to make?
A basic tomato sauce for pasta

Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?
Salty tooth

What kitchen tool can’t you live without?
A chef's knife, well-sharpened

What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?
Mets games on WFAN

What’s your favorite food scene from a movie?
The Jerk: "Waiter, there's a snail on her plate!"

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
Wine

If you weren’t in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?
School teacher

What’s your favorite “food city” to visit?
Seattle