Jim Webster

Washington, D.C.

Multiplatform editor

Education: BA in journalism, University of Central Florida

Previously worked at the Miami Herald (1994-1999) as a sports copy editor; worked at St. Petersburg Times (1999-2011) as a copy editor in sports, features and universal desk; also spent one year as food critic.
Latest from Jim Webster

A shot of skepticism was first ingredient in these vegan gnudi

When the recipe for a plant-based ricotta cheese clone worked, it became a jumping off point for other ways to use it.

May 14, 2023

Mushroom pâté is the key to an umami-packed vegan banh mi

A meatless mushroom banh mi rich in flavor thanks to three different kinds of mushrooms.

April 30, 2023

I love a good egg roll. This bowl turns those flavors into dinner.

For this hearty riff on an egg roll, buying already-prepped vegetables means you can be stir-frying dinner in almost no time.

April 16, 2023

Plantain gnocchi turn familiar Caribbean flavors into something new

In her new cookbook, Denai Moore taps childhood memories to create new flavors that remind her of her Jamaican upbringing.

April 2, 2023

Leftover cabbage? Smother it in tomato gravy and pile it on grits.

How long does cabbage last in the refrigerator once it's cut? Results may vary, but with recipes like this with tomato gravy and grits, you'll use it up fast.

March 19, 2023

This mushroom fettuccine channels Italy, and the best pasta I ever had

A simple pasta dish from a trattoria in Florence inspires an attempt to replicate it at home. But how to replace a definitive ingredient?

March 5, 2023

This beet salad turns to the microwave with surprisingly good results

Can the microwave cook beets as well as the oven? This recipe from America's Test Kitchen proves that it can, and much faster.

February 19, 2023

A West African vermicelli and rice dish stirs up Rice-A-Roni memories

A recipe for vermicelli, rice and spinach from Marie Kacouchia's book "Vegan Africa" came from her mother, but is globally relatable.

February 5, 2023

This garlicky spinach soup starts with a simple formula

This recipe for chickpea and spinach soup gets a big boost from garlic.

January 22, 2023

This colorful cabbage salad has evolved along with my eating habits

So many cabbage salads serve as an homage to the one chef Wolfgang Puck made famous, and here it evolves into one that's bold, colorful and vegan.

January 8, 2023