Category Archives: culinary

At VinePair on Pilsners

Pilsners Are an Elegant Outlier to the Craft Beer Hype Machine words: MARTIN JOHNSON     Pilsners have one of the most dynamic backstories in beer. The style was developed in the Czech village of Pilsen in the first half of the 19th … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, Collected

For about five years, approximately 2009-2014, I did a regular blog post called Fromage of the Day where I introduced and paired a cheese then I compared it to a cultural touchstone. Here’s a grouping of them. https://thejoyofcheese.wordpress.com/?s=Fromage+of+the+Day

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The Martin Johnson Blog Network

I write…a lot. I write about music, mostly jazz. I write about sports, mostly basketball (though drill down deep enough here and you’ll find a late 2014 piece that correctly called the rise of the Chicago Cubs). I write about … Continue reading

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From the Archives, Three WSJ Stories on Craft Beer in NYC

In 2014, I had the amazing good fortune to write about the then nascent (now burgeoning) craft beer scene for an amazing editor at an amazing outlet.  These are those stories. When I’m not in the food biz, I work … Continue reading

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like. Episode 16, The Big Picture

In which, I begin to envision a life outside of working all the time. It’s at Medium View at Medium.com

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 15. Friday Night Lights

Aisle 2, Episode 15.  Sometimes I think work is my religion.  Sometimes I think determination is. Here is it at Medium https://medium.com/@martinjohnson_76387/life-on-aisle-2-episode-15-friday-night-lights-b0ec5926b9d0

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like. Episode 14 My Body My Self

Ah, the vagaries of aging, resisting it, and toxic workplaces.  All of it contained here. Yes, at Medium View at Medium.com

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