James Oseland is the editor-in-chief of Saveur. He was twice recognized by Australia's Jacob's Creek World Food Media Awards for his work for the magazine: Three of his Saveur articles led to his nomination as best food writer in 2004, and he was a silver-medal recipient for his 2001 piece Lady Baltimore Eats.
The Spice of Time, also written for Saveur, was nominated for a 2002 James Beard Award, the top honor in the culinary world. Additionally, he has written for Vogue, Gourmet, Food & Wine and Time Out New York.
He is the author of Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, to be published by W.W. Norton in August 2006. As an editor, he has worked at Organic Style, the Village Voice, L.A. Weekly, TV Guide, Vibe, Sassy, and American Theatre, where he was formerly the managing editor. He teaches cooking classes at New Yorkâ€™s Institute for Culinary Education and the New School.
Before becoming a journalist, Oseland wrote, ghostwrote and acted in numerous films, including Guncrazy (Showtime, 1993, starring Drew Barrymore). A California native, he now lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.