NPR commentator Bonny Wolf has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She contributes a monthly food essay to NPRís award-winning Weekend Edition Sunday, and is editor of Kitchen Window, NPRís Web-only, weekly food column.
Bonny has worked as a reporter, editor and food critic at newspapers and magazines in New Jersey, Texas and Washington, DC. She wrote and published a critically acclaimed DC food newsletter, The Food Pages, in the 1990s.
She served as chief speechwriter to Secretaries of Agriculture Mike Espy and Dan Glickman.
In the 1980s, Bonny taught journalism at Texas A&M University where she encouraged her student, Lyle Lovett, to give up music and get a real job. She knows more about cooking and eating.
Bonny lives, cooks and eats in a 19th century row house in Washington, DCís, historic Capitol Hill district. Her home is across the street from the Eastern Market, a public food market in continuous operation since 1871. She is there several times a day. She lives with her husband Michael, a professor and legislative consultant, and her dog Clio. They will both eat anything. Bonnyís son Jonathan, an actor, lives in New York. (If anyone has any connections in the theater world, let her know. Her utterly unbiased opinion is that he is a great talent.)
Bonny grew in Minneapolis, MN, and her nonagenerian parents now live in Washington.