Brad Thomas Parsons
Omnivoracious Editor
Once called "the Cameron Crowe of the food world," Brad Thomas Parsons balances his pursuits equally between all-things literary and culinary. He has interviewed Mario Batali, Danny Meyer, Ina Garten, Anthony Bourdain, Giada De Laurentiis, and Marco Pierre White, along with Jon Stewart, Amy Sedaris, Don Rickles, Sarah Vowell, and Chuck Barris, among others. He is a regular guest on Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen where he offers commentary on trends in cookbooks and food lit.

Recent posts by Brad


Don Rickles (1926 - 2017)

Actor-comedian Don Rickles has passed away at the age of 90. In his memory, we are reposting our 2007 interview with the legendary entertainer. Suffice to say, we were a little nervous going in....

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Omni Daily News

A Boy and His Tiger: Reclusive Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson broke his years-long media silence to respond to an e-mail interview (believed to be his first since 1989) with the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Portrait of the Artist As a Reclusive Man: It was announced that Robert Vickrey's painting...

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It's Time to Submit Your Novel, along with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the third annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the international competition seeking the next popular novel. For the first time, the competition will award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one...

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Omni Daily News

DIY Lit: Steve Almond chronicles his first foray into the world of self-publishing with his new flip-book, This Won't Take But a Minute, Honey. [via LA Times' Jacket Copy] City Pages: New York magazine offers an entertaining profile of The Unnamed's "boyishly gangly" Joshua Ferris. Heavy Metal Memoir: GQ's The...

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"Twilight: The Graphic Novel"--Coming March 16

Twihards across America woke up to some exciting Stephenie Meyer news this morning when Entertainment Weeky revealed that Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 will be coming out on March 16. Illustrated by Young Kim and including a brief introduction from Meyer, the adaptation will be split into two parts...

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Omni Yearly News: 2006

In the News: Politics and current events remained at the forefront of the books world with several titles leading the way: The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright's definitive account of Al Qaida's path to 9/11; Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks's influentially damning history of the first three years of the war in...

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Omni Crush of the Decade: Cookbooks and Food Lit

With today's look back at the Books of the Decade I naturally gravitated to the subject I'm most passionate about: food. Last night I scanned the shelves at home and then did some research on Amazon this morning to make sure I didn't miss any favorites. Of all of the...

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The Story Prize: 2009 Finalists

Today, The Story Prize announced the finalists for their annual award, given to an outstanding book of short fiction. The winner, who will receive $20,000, will be announced on March 3 at the New School in New York City. This year's finalists--all debuts--are: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal...

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Omni Yearly News: 2001

Remembering 9/11: A single morning in September overshadowed all other events of 2001.Many books about that day would be published--memoirs, political studies, photographic tributes, even a graphic novel--each trying to record the history of that day. In the days following 9/11, two 1999 books, Twin Towers: The Life of New...

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Amazon Exclusive Podcast: David Sedaris Talks with Joshua Ferris

It's back. With those words Tim and Jane Farnsworth reenter a nightmare they know so intimately it needs no other description. "It" may not be found among an insurance company's diagnostic codes, but the Farnsworths, a couple made wealthy by Tim's single-mindedly successful legal practice, know it too well: Tim's...

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