Naomi Bishop

Writer

Naomi Bishop
Naomi Bishop
Writer
Naomi Bishop is the unrelentingly enthusiastic eater, drinker, photographer, and writer behind the blog The GastroGnome.

Naomi Bishop is the unrelentingly enthusiastic eater, photographer, and writer behind The GastroGnome. Since 2006, she’s brought her (sometimes over) eager mouth to tables around the world in search of new things to shove in it. From Beijing to Texas, from un-cleaned pig intestine (it sounds worse than it is) to huckleberry ice cream, there’s an adventure on every plate she dives into. Her writing can be found in the Seattle Weekly, Serious Eats, and Eat Your World. Her food and restaurant photography have appeared in all of those, plus Edible Seattle, Food and Wine Magazine, and Sunset Magazine. She lives in Seattle with her fiancée, and muppet-like dog. By day, she is the marketing manager for a group of grocery stores. When she’s not eating food or writing about it, she’s usually trying to work it off by skiing, running, or mountain biking.

Recent stories by Naomi Bishop

Eat & Drink Pickin’ chicken: Ezell’s vs. Heaven Sent Pickin’ chicken: Ezell’s vs. Heaven Sent

Is Seattle big enough for two great fried chicken joints? Probably, but only one can be the best. So who fries a better chicken, the original Ezell’s Famous Chicken, or the new joint opened by the original Ezell, Heaven Sent Fried Chicken?

Eat & Drink Delve deeper into coffee at Slate Delve deeper into coffee at Slate

Coffee is simply a vehicle for caffeine for many people, but for those who love the complex flavors that come from that special little bean, the drink is practically an art form. And for those people, Slate is Seattle’s MoMA.

Eat & Drink Tasting Washington - with food Tasting Washington - with food

The focus was on wine at this weekend’s Taste Washington event, but at the Playing Matchmaker seminar, food briefly shared the spotlight. From curry to cuvée, a panel of experts offered tips on how to improve a meal through proper pairing.

Eat & Drink Dueling Noodles Dueling Noodles

Do you know your hand-pulled noodle from your biang biang mian? Since these two types of noodle are recent arrivals to Seattle, it’s not surprising if you don’t. Here’s where to find them.

Eat & Drink A Letter from a Beastly Place A Letter from a Beastly Place(Photo Gallery)

We already knew that star Seahawk Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch couldn’t adhere to too healthful of a nutritional regimen since he draws his strength from what he calls his “power pellets”—Skittles to you and me. After watching what else he took in at last Wednesday’s parade, we thought about what his stomach might have to say.

Eat & Drink Drink your inauthentic Polish vodka authentically Drink your inauthentic Polish vodka authentically

Bison grass vodka, as it’s available in the US, is not the “real” thing—like wormwood-containing absinthe, true Żubrówka is not legal here. Now imitation versions without the offending ingredient exist, and at Seattle’s Polish Home Association community center, you can try it in the traditional fashion, alongside excellent Polish food.