Meager Accolades and Press

May 2011


In 2011 I won the Saveur Best Food Blog Award for "Best Restaurant/Dining Coverage", which blew my mind because I told people not to vote for me. Of course, I'm incredibly grateful that people read my post, thought, "NUH-UH," and voted for me anyway. Whether I won or not, it was an honor to get recognized by Saveur.

October 2009

It's better if you can't see me. :) Photograph by Melody Kramer.

During the 215 Festival in Philadelphia I appeared on the food blogging panel along with Fries With That Shake, Foodaphilia, Meal Ticket, Mac & Cheese, Phoodie, and Unbreaded. I was probably awkward. But if you weren't there, you don't have to know that. Weeeee!

November 2008

Home Beautiful blog mention
The artichoke is going to attack me.

For some reason Australian magazine Home Beautiful liked me enough to mention me in their November issue. And I'm not even Australian! Sweet! Also mentioned are Grab Your Fork (I've met Helen; she's awesome!) and Stone Soup. They're actually from Australia. Haha. The blurb in all its glory:

Believe us, she has [eaten everything]. This New York epicurean has sampled everything from tasty pizzas and Korean cuisine to homemade scones and gelato. Read it before your next trip to the Big Apple.

September 28, 2008

South China Morning Post
Oo, print!

Susan Jung of the South China Morning Post gave me a nice write-up about how my blog has matured over the years. Hehe. Mature...

Well, I trust Susan's judgement. MATURE, I HAZ! Here's the full write-up:

Part of the fun of following food blogs over a period of time is watching how the blogger matures - or doesn't, as the case may be. We first started following Robyn - also known as The Girl Who Ate Everything, named after the Jeffrey Steingarten book The Man Who Ate Everything - when she was majoring in food studies at New York University (NYU). She was like the pesky but lovable kid sister we never had, full of teen angst and doubts.

She's since graduated from NYU, started working at the online food-zine, Serious Eats, recently celebrated her 23rd birthday and is still pesky (but slightly less so) and lovable. Her sometimes stream-of-consciousness ramblings - complete with some made-up words (but very little txt spk, thank goodness) - are funny and entertaining, covering France (where she spent a semester during university), other places in Europe, her travels in the United States, and restaurants in New York, where she's living.

Robyn's tastes in food are still developing - she eats an unhealthy amount of sweets and pastries (even this dessert-obsessed writer thinks so) and doesn't like any type of alcohol (how did she get through university completely sober?) but to honour her blog, is willing to try (almost) anything.

February 2008

The Sacramento Bee mentioned me on their February 19th "To-Do List"! I'm quite flattered because, as you can see, I don't even talk about Sacramento. Or bees. Here's the blurb:


Appetite for deconstruction: Robin is a New York-based food studies major who likes to eat. Really likes to eat. And blog about it, too, over at The Girl Who Ate Everything (

From run-ins with gelato and lamb chops to close encounters of the pancake kind, Robin details her meals and snacks with humorous, thoughtful insight.

But does she really eat everything? "Sometimes yes, sometimes no," she writes. "I have a problem with willpower; if you put food I like in front of me, I'll probably eat it despite whether my stomach has any more room."

Oh, is that a problem? Here that's known as "dinner."

I have no physical evidence of blurb, but supposedly this story ran in the the SCENE section, page E3. Meaning that there may be many copies of flattened dead tree pulp with my URL on it. Which is all I've ever wanted to achieve in life. If I had a copy of this newspaper clipping I would proudly stick it in my "press" folder, which is currently mostly full of air.

Thanks, Rachel Leibrock, for the mention! I'll overlook that you spelled my name wrong. (Except for having just mentioned it in my previous sentence.)

January 2008

I can haz a gradient

I tied for first place with 101 Cookbooks for Best Food/Health Blog of 2007 from Obviously not for the "health" bit. As flattering as it is, I have no idea how this happened. Computer error? Misalignment of the planets? So many possibilities...

May 2007

boppy in print
Cool, first / only article in print!

I wrote an article about Paris (two-page spread) for the May 2007 issue of Malaysia-based Oxygen Magazine. I didn't come up with the title. Also, two of the photos were taken by Diana (the top two in the right-most column). It's mostly me. WOOT.

October 16, 2006

I got a lil' feature in my school's newspaper, Washington Square News: "Blogger provides witty food tips." Do I, readers? Do I?

It's a nice little piece about my blog, although it makes me sound cooler than I really am. Must...lower...people's expectations. Many thanks to Michelle Chu for deeming me interesting enough to write about, and my friends who gave nice quotes.

August 2006

cool, first mention in print!

My website was mentioned in the Singaporean August 2006 issue of Cleo magazine under a little piece featuring three different food blogs. WTF, right? ...I mean, what the fuckin'-AWESOME. Here's the article:

1. Funny: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Written by a Food Studies major at NYU, this blog is downright hilarious. An excerpt: Some parents worry that their kids are partying, drinking, or dealing crack. my parents probably worry that I eat too much. And here I am, eating too much. I'm not too proud of it, but at least I'm emotion that will change when I explode and die." No one rambles quite like Robyn about "fooding", "innards" and "being over-sandwiched". You'll be addicted!

I'm aghast with happiness that anyone would feature this blog as a top example of comedic value in the food world. It's kind of cool.

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previous entries

» 11/17/14: Visiting Seoul from November 23 to 30

» 11/10/14: Thank You, Cafe Kuroshio, For Pulling Me Out of "I Don't Know How to Chinese" Dumpsville

» 08/27/14: How to Throw a Surprise Birthday Party (From Someone Who Has Been Surprised Too Many Times)

» 07/10/14: Everything I Ate During Istanbul Eats' Six-Hour Food Tour

» 06/07/14: Good-Bye, Serious Eats and NYC; Hello, Unemployment and Taipei!

» 05/19/14: Curry-Ya's Baked Curry Is a Most Beautiful Egg-Topped, Cheese-Crusted Thing

» 04/28/14: A Random Conversation About Hot Loose Apples

» 03/19/14: Taipei 2011, Day 5: Mussels, Fried Oysters, and Extreme Soft Serve in Danshui

» 03/09/14: Taipei 2011, Day 4: Keelung River Bikeway, TAS, Beef "Pie," and Din Tai Fung

» 02/14/14: Behold French Fry-Stuffed Fat Sandwiches From RU Hungry in New Brunswick, NJ

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Please don’t hate me if I haven’t included you. I tried to whittle this down to a manageable list, but there are just too many food blogs out there that I like! I shall update this list every so often.


A Hamburger Today
A Hungry Girl's Guide to Taipei
The Amateur Gourmet
An American in Ireland
Appetite for China
Baking Bites
Beef Aficionado
The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
Bionic Bites
Blondie and Brownie
Boots in the Oven
The Boy Who Bakes
Brave Tart
Candy Blog
Cha Xiu Bao
Chubby Hubby
Chuck Eats
Comme un Lait Fraise
Dan Delaney
David Lebovitz
Deep End Dining
Dessert Comes First
Eat Drink & Be Merry
Eat to Blog
Eat Your Kimchi
The Eaten Path
Eating In Translation
Eating Asia
Fifteen Pickles
Food In Mouth
French Revolution
Fries With That Shake
Grab Your Fork
Great Food Photos
Goldilocks Finds Manhattan
Hello Sandwich
I live in a Frying Pan
i nom things
The Impulsive Buy
Just Hungry
Kathy YL Chan
The Kitchen Pantry
Law and Food
Lingbo Li
Lingered Upon
Maps and Fragments
Me So Hungry
Michele Humes
Ms Adventures in Italy
My Camera Eats Food
My Inner Fatty
No Recipes
Noona Blog: Seoul
One Wall Kitchen
Ono Kine Grindz
The Paupered Chef
Paris Breakfasts
Real Cheap Eats
The Scent of Green Bananas
Seoul Eats
Smitten Kitchen
So Good
Street Foodie
Sui Mai
Suicide Food
Sustainable Table
Swirl and Scramble
Tamarind and Thyme
The Tasty Island
Thursday Night Smackdown
Tommy Eats
The Ulterior Epicure
U.S. Food Policy
The Wandering Eater
We All Go Poopie
World to Table


Brooklyn Chowder Surfer
Edible Queens
Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down
Serious Eats

Recurring Eating Companions

These friends have lent me their stomach acids on numerous occasions.