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Jason Perlow

David Corcoran

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We're pleased to welcome David Corcoran, restaurant reviwer for the New Jersey section of The New York Times to eGullet.com for a Q&A session Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, 2002. You may begin asking questions at any time, and David will be here to answer them on the arranged dates. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how a reviewer works, picks his restaurants, stays anonymous and eats all that food! Whether you agree or disagree with any restaurant reviewer his is not always an easy job.


David Corcoran has reviewed restaurants for the New Jersey section of The New York Times since April 2000. His reviews appear every other Sunday, alternating with those of Karla Cook. He has also written about food for a number of papers, including The Record of Hackensack, NJ, where he reviewed restaurants in the 1980’s. He and his wife, Karrie, are enthusiastic amateur cooks. They have three children and live in Bergen County, NJ.

Mr. Corcoran’s full-time job is assistant science editor at The New York Times. He joined The Times in September 1988 and has worked in a variety of positions, including education editor and deputy New Jersey editor. As a special sections editor in 2001, he edited The Times’s 150th anniversary issue. He came to The Times from The Record, where he was editor of the editorial page. In 1976-77 he was a Professional Journalism Fellow (in what is now the Knight Fellowship program) at Stanford University. Born in New York City on July 22, 1947, Mr. Corcoran graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Amherst College in 1969.

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