The Wall Street Journal:
"The American Bazaar," on Grocery by Michael Ruhlman (May 19, 2017).
"The American Cocktail Revival, " on A Proper Drink by Robert Simonson (September 30, 2016).
"Hunting Made Humanity," on Meathooked by Marta Zaraska (February 26, 2016).
The A.V. Club:
"Michael Crichton’s Resurrected Dragon Teeth Should’ve Stayed Preserved in Amber," on Crichton's Dragon Teeth (May 22, 2017).
"Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees Will Haunt Its Readers, Especially in these Times," on Nguyen's The Refugees (February 6, 2017).
"After 75 years of Archie Comics, Jughead Is the Hero 2016 Needs," on Jughead (November 29, 2016).
"Chew’s Hero Bit into People, and Also Our Culinary Obsessions," on Chew by John Layman & Rob Guillory (October 11, 2016).
"A Doddle through the Furze," on Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane (May 2017).
"The Limits of the Unexpected," on The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera (April 2017).
"Pilgrims in Search of War," on United States of Jihad by Peter Bergen, Apostle by Tom Bissell, and Revelation by Dennis Covington (March 21, 2016).
The Los Angeles Review of Books:
"Going Deep in the Magic South," on South Toward Home by Margaret Eby and Deep South by Paul Theroux (October 6, 2015).
"Après Katrina, Le Déluge," on Katrina: After the Flood by Gary Rivlin (August 29, 2015).
On On Cats by Charles Bukowski (December 10, 2015).
On Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell (October 27, 2015).
Oxford American Online:
On The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance by Thomas McNamee (October 12, 2012).
On Cornbread Nation 6: The Best of Southern Food Writing, edited by Brett Anderson (August 6, 2012).
On The Picayune's Creole Cook Book and Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, edited by Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker (June 18, 2012).
On Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History by John Egerton (May 30, 2012).
Deep South Magazine:
On Fives and Twenty-Fives, an interview with Michael Pitre (October 21, 2014).