Marisa Robertson-Textor

Research Chief

Marisa Robertson-Textor
Marisa has been besotted with Gourmet since her first day as a freelance fact checker in 2004. She joined the magazine full time the following year, and was promoted to research chief in 2007. Though she grew up in the food mecca of the Bay Area and spent much of her childhood in Europe, she is plagued by early culinary memories of margarine, powdered milk, and “parmesan” cheese. In addition to Gourmet, Marisa has written for publications including the Los Angeles Times, Robb Report,The Advocate, and The Forward. She’s an avid (some would say obsessive) traveler; when she’s not at work, it’s a good bet she’s in another country.

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food + cooking

The Gourmet Q + A: Sean Basinski

Lawyer and former street-food vendor Sean Basinski discusses the challenges facing vendors in the Big Apple, the success of his Vendy Awards program, and more.
food + cooking

The Gourmet Q + A: Irene Tinker

The doyenne of street-food studies discusses the symbiotic relationship of urbanization and street food, gender dynamics in food preparation, and more.
chefs + restaurants

Eight Great Street-Food Vendors in Portland, OR

Portland’s bustling street-food scene may soon be rivaling Singapore’s in terms of quality, scope, popular appeal, and value for money.
chefs + restaurants

Eight Great Street-Food Vendors in New York City

Street food is as fundamental and occasionally controversial an aspect of city living as Woody Allen or the Yankees.
food + cooking

Desperately Seeking Potato Salad

When your only real “family recipes” tend to involve cans of crushed pineapple, this perfect picnic dish is a rare gem worth hunting down.
chefs + restaurants

Eight Great Ice Cream Parlors In and Around San Francisco

Featuring everything from classic gelato to Adrià-worthy flavor pairings, these eight shops offer some of the Bay Area’s best ice cream.
travel + culture

In Lima, Rediscovering Chicken

Tasting the pollo a la brasa at Pardos for the first time is a profound experience.
food + cooking

Wedding Cake 101

Gourmet editor learned the hard way that baking a friend’s wedding cake is no piece of cake.

Easter Memories

When we started asking about our staff’s favorite Easter memories, we were surprised to learn of such far-reaching traditions as crawfish boils, Mexican chorizo, and … matzos?
April 2009
travel + culture

A Puerto Rican Restaurant Legend

No visit to the fairytale alleyways of this medieval city would be complete without La Bombonera.
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