Paula Forbes

Paula Forbes

Food Writer



My name is Paula Forbes, and I'm a freelance food and restaurant writer in Austin, Texas.

The Austin Cookbook, my book about the restaurants and chefs of Austin, is out now from Abrams. I run a cookbook nerd newsletter called Stained Page News. And I've written for GQ, SaveurReal SimpleLucky Peach, and more.

I served as cookbook critic for Lucky Peach, Epicurious, Food52, and Eater. I was the Founding Editor of Eater Austin, Deputy Editor at Eater National, Senior Editor at Epicurious, and Managing Editor of the dearly departed cult food blog Eat Me Daily.

I am originally from Madison, Wisconsin, and graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa.