I am Sam Sifton, Food Editor of The New York Times. AMA!
I've had a lot of jobs at The Times. I've been the national editor and the culture editor. I've been the restaurant critic. I write a column for The New York Times Magazine. I also write for the Dining section. For the last year I've been leading a team to launch Cooking, a website and iPad app that gives readers access to more than 16,000 recipes in The Times's archive. You can search, save and share our recipes here. You can sign up here for the newsletter I send out three times a week. I'm from Brooklyn. UPDATE, 3:41 PM EST. PROOF! UPDATE, 4:01 PM EST. I'm answering questions! Ask your own! UPDATE: 5:06 PM EST. Thank you so much for all these excellent questions. I've got lots to think about now. Hope you enjoy NYT Cooking.