About Kim O'Donnel

Kim O’Donnel is a trained cook, food journalist, and cooking instructor. She was the voice of A Mighty Appetite, the Washington Post’s daily food blog, and currently hosts Culinate’s weekly live chat, Table Talk, on Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT.




Seattle, WA

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Favorite Foods

Mango, black beans, grilled cheese, fried chicken, raisin toast, strong coffee, kale, grilled pineeapple

Dream Dinner Guests

Amelia Earhart, Nelson Mandela, Ella Fitzgerald, Gordon Parks

Featured Books by Kim O’Donnel

The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations

Year-Round Vegetarian Feasts (You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into)

The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook

Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour

A Mighty Appetite for the Holidays

Kitchen Tricks for the Feasting Season

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Recipe Boxes


Culinate 8

Kale in the raw

Eight versions of kale salad

Eight ways to spin everyone’s favorite salad.

Graze: Bites from the Site
First Person

The secret sharer

A father’s legacy

The Culinate Interview

Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

Local Flavors

A winter romesco sauce

Good on everything

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