Robin Bashinsky Robin Bashinsky is a James Beard Award-winning food journalist and recipe developer. Known for injecting bold, global flavors into health-driven menus, he is the creative force behind the West Coast-influenced healthy comfort food at Blueroot in Birmingham, Alabama. His work has been featured in Cooking Light, EatingWell, Real Simple, Food & Wine, Southern Living, and others. Experience Robin Bashinsky is a professional chef whose background includes stints at Birmingham fine dining restaurants Daniel George and Hot and Hot Fish Club. He spent several years developing and testing recipes for Cooking Light. His work for the publication garnered Bashinsky the James Beard Journalism Award in 2016 for Food and Health and in 2017 for Home Cooking. After Cooking Light shuttered, Blueroot Company founder Jennifer Ryan tapped Bashinsky in 2019 to helm the culinary team and execute her vision for nutrient-dense, ethically and locally sourced, grab-and-go comfort food. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.