Emily Heil

Washington, D.C.

Food Reporter

Education: University of Virginia, B.A. in English

Emily Heil is a reporter covering national food news and trends. Previously, she co-authored the Reliable Source column for The Post.
Latest from Emily Heil

Biden’s South Korea state dinner menu features fusion — and ice cream

The menu for Wednesday's state dinner reflects the flavors of South Korea and the American South.

April 24, 2023

Sacre brew! Champagne is not happy with Miller High Life in Europe.

The organization tasked with protecting champagne is not pleased with the American brand's claim of being the "champagne of beers."

April 21, 2023

New celebrity cooking shows won’t teach you much — and that’s fine

Celebrity cooking shows have never really been about culinary instruction. Let's dispense with the pretense.

April 18, 2023

Food storage synonym Tupperware has ‘substantial doubt’ it can survive

The company's name has defined the product category since its founding in 1946.

April 11, 2023

TikTok’s cottage cheese ice cream is almost no effort, almost worth it

Cottage cheese, once thought of as the sad province of 1960s dieters, is getting a glow-up.

April 11, 2023

Sweetgreen renames ‘copy-cat’ chicken bowl after Chipotle lawsuit

It's a battle of the bowls as Chipotle claims Sweetgreen's "Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl" violates its trademark.

April 6, 2023

How 30,000 eggs go from an N.C. farm to the White House Easter Egg Roll

A North Carolina farm was tasked with producing and coloring the precious orbs, then getting them to D.C. for the annual egg roll on the White House lawn.

April 5, 2023

If sizzling fajitas are a lie, we can still crave the delicious drama

Some people love the drama and spectacle of fajitas — but in some restaurants, their sizzle might just be smoke and mirrors.

April 4, 2023

What Gwyneth Paltrow’s courtroom water says about her, and the brand

At her trial, Gwyneth Paltrow's choice of Mountain Valley water lent cachet to the brand.

March 31, 2023

A blender TikTok pasta recipe outraged Italians. There’s a better way.

A TikTok user put a box of pasta in a blender to make ... pasta. But making it from scratch is even easier.

March 23, 2023