Brian Yarvin

Author, Photographer

I’m Brian Yarvin, an author and photographer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While most of my time is spent producing cookbooks and stock photos, I also write food and travel articles for publications throughout the United States.




A World of Noodles (Countryman Press 2014)

The Ploughman’s Lunch and the Miser’s Feast (Harvard Common Press 2012)

The Too Many Tomatoes Cookbook (Countryman Press 2009)

A World of Dumplings (Countryman Press 2007)

Cucina Piemontese (with Maria Grazia Asselle, Hippocrene 2005)

Farms and Foods of the Garden State: A New Jersey Cookbook (Hippocrene 2005)

Lamb: A Culinary History (Reaktion Press 2015)





The Pittston, PA tomato fights at the Washington Post

My search for pies and eels in London at the Washington Post

Visiting Flushing Queens at the Washington Post

Jim Thorpe, the town in PA, not the man, at the Washington Post

Oak Tree Road, Iselin, New Jersey at the Washington Post

My Walk Across Scotland at the Washington Post

Visiting Ricketts Glen State Park in PA at the Washington Post.

My fear of aerial tramways and cable cars at the Washington Post


Pizza Master Al Santillo at SeriousEats

That angry Indian critic guy at SeriousEats

Iceberg Farms at SeriousEats


New Jersey’ s best Dosas at New Jersey Monthly

Chinese New Year at New Jersey Monthly

African Restaurants at New Jersey Monthly

Cheap Eats 2013 at New Jersey Monthly



Stock Photography


An edited collection of my food photography at StockFood.

Another collection of my work at Getty Images.

A much larger selection of  my photos at Alamy Images.


My page on Facebook, where my public and private lives collide


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