About Food Republic
Food Republic explores the culture of food through stories, interviews, global conversations, and experiences.
This is the site for men who want to eat and drink well, and to live smart.
Food Republic aims to be the global hub for news and information about the new culture of food across a multitude of media platforms, for a vibrant community of people who put food and drink at the center of their lives.
Nathaniel Landau, Managing Director
Nathaniel Landau is the Managing Director of Food Republic, overseeing all aspects of the company including marketing, sales, technology, and partnerships. Prior to Food Republic, Nathaniel was the General Manager at Imaginova a large online content company with a portfolio including LiveScience.com, Space.com, and Newsarama.com. Over the course of his career, Nathaniel has held senior level positions at a number of innovative internet companies including About.com, Zerve.com, TheGlobe.com, and LiveAdvice.com. Nathaniel has spoken at many conferences and is active in the New York startup community. In his spare time, Nathaniel plays music with The Strung Out String Band. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and blogs occasionally at natelandau.com.
Follow Nathaniel on Twitter: @NateLandau
Richard Martin, Editorial Director
Richard Martin is Editorial Director of Food Republic, overseeing all content for the site and the brand, which he launched in 2011 with co-founder Marcus Samuelsson and Managing Director Nate Landau. Richard was most previously editor-in-chief of Manhattan magazine in New York City while simultaneously serving as editor-in-chief of Miami magazine, both part of Modern Luxury Media. Prior to that, Martin served as a founding editor of the men's magazines Antenna in 2007, and Complex, in 2002. In 2006, as editor-in-chief of Complex, he launched complex.com, now the hub of one of the most successful men's online networks. As a writer, he has contributed to The New York Times, Interview, LA Weekly, The Village Voice; he has also appeared as an analyst on The Today Show, VH1, ESPN and NPR. A longtime food aficionado who spent much of the 1990s living in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, where he wrote about music, technology, sports, food, wine and beer, Martin now does his cooking at home with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
Follow Richard on Twitter: @RMManhattanEd
Jess Kapadia, Associate Editor
Jess Kapadia joined team Food Republic as Assistant Editor in May of 2011. A prolific cook, Jess righteously adopted the additional roles of recipes editor and test kitchen chef, focusing attention on creating recipes and styling the food for Food Republic's original recipe content. She’s also well into the second year of her daily column, What To Eat For Lunch and has been known to interview a chart-topping band now and then regarding tour rider highlights and best global food cities.
Jess' food background started before she could talk — her mother is a chef and caterer specializing in Indian and fusion cuisine — and started collecting cookbooks right alongside Goosebumps and Babysitters Club. She used the stove for the first time at age 8.
Jess likes anything that can be described as a “sea oddity.” Sea urchin, monkfish liver, sea cucumber and the non-meat parts of lobster (green stuff, red stuff, stuff in the head) are all awesome, according to her. Want to know more?
Follow Jess on Twitter: @iMadeAJess
Eva Karagiorgas, Senior Marketing Manager
Eva Karagiorgas is the Senior Marketing Manager for Food Republic. Eva began her career in advertising working at firms such as Ogilvy and Mather and for Nike at Wieden + Kennedy. After figuring out the secret to life is to do what you love, she left it all for food and started working at StarChefs.com and then got her culinary diploma at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Upon her return, she worked with Josh Ozersky and then was the Restaurant Curator at The Gilt Groupe before landing at team Food Republic. A lifelong lover of food, world and pop culture, Eva grew up in New York City in the 90’s. To this day it remains her favorite decade.
Matt Rodbard, Contributing Editor
Matt Rodbard is the Contributing Editor of Food Republic where he edits a variety of stories and writes primarily about restaurants, chefs, drinks, music and traveling with food on the brain. His favorite places to visit outside of his NYC home? Saigon, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Paris and Madison, WI. The food gets good there. He’s written for Bon Appétit, BlackBook, Tasting Table, Men's Journal, Spin, Fathom, Luckyrice and Time Out New York.
Follow Matt on Twitter at: @Radbard
Just as women were once uncommon in the workforce, men were uncommon in the kitchen. Other than manning the grill in the Summer months, men had largely ceded the preparation of, and conversation about, food to their wives, girlfriends, mothers, and friends. This dynamic is rapidly changing and men are increasingly embracing cooking and putting food & drink at the center of the male lifestyle.
In 2010, Chef Marcus Samuelsson recognized that men were being under-served in the today’s media driven conversations about food and saw an opportunity to create a space where men can go as a resource for all their food and lifestyle needs. When we first launched in April, 2011 we had a hunch that there was a large audience of both men and women who didn’t think that food should always be precious, that photos of food should not always be bright and in-focus, that there is as much to be gained by reducing Budweiser into a syrup for use in cocktails as there is in mastering a perfectly cooked chicken. We could not have been more right.
Since then we’ve worked diligently to cover everything from restaurant openings, artisanal food, sports and nutrition, style and design, food politics, cocktail culture, home brewing, kitchen tool reviews, and much much more. We are more than a food magazine, we are spearheading a movement to get more men to feel comfortable in the kitchen and we work towards that goal on-line and off.