Brandon Watson and James McWilliams

Please join us this Wednesday for another great edition of our little talk radio show. This week is our first Spring Membership Drive show, and we are going to be asking you for money, as well as talk with the new food editor at the Austin Chronicles Brandon Watson & freelance food writer & journalist James McWilliams.

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Starting off as an online contributor, Brandon Watson formally joined the Chronicle news staff in 2013. Watson went on to become Food Editor in July 2014 after forcing his colleagues to listen to frequent restaurant rants. Like many longtime Texans, he can eat ranch dressing on anything.

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James McWilliams is an Austin writer whose work primarily covers food and agriculture. He has written seven books, including Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly and The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harpers, The Atlantic, Texas Monthly, The Paris Review, and The New Yorker, and he is a columnist for Pacific Standard. McWilliams also writes literary non-fiction, and his work in this genre has been published in The Millions, The Hedgehog Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The New York Times Book Review.

You can learn more about James McWilliams by visiting his website