Simran’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, Prevention Magazine, National Geographic TravelerForbesThe New Food Economy, NPR’s The Salt, The Washington PostThe GuardianVICE Munchies, DAMELucky Peach, SlateGuernica, Mosaic Magazine and the Los Angeles Review of Books.Forbes graphic for websiteShe is the author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love (named one of the best food books of 2016 by Smithsonian) about changes in food and agriculture told through bread, wine, chocolate, coffee and beer, and the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (winner of the bronze 2008 Axiom Award for Best Business Ethics Book) on sustainability and business. She has also contributed entries to the following anthologies: Thirty-Year PlanThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Science and Technology CommunicationThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues and Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet.


The New Food Economy: “As Trump defends sanctions at the U.N., one Iranian food—the pistachio—shows how deeply two nations’ fates are intertwined”

Mosaic Magazine: “Mark the Spot”

National Geographic: “Charlotte Travel Guide” (including “Essential Tips” and “Top 10 Things To Do”)

Food & Wine: “Rescuing Chocolate”

Smithsonian: “Is the Key to Saving Pollinators … Honey Bee Semen?”

The New Food Economy: “Cocoa has a poverty problem. You can help by eating more dark chocolate”

Mosaic Magazine: “The Power of Our Palate” (page 34)

The New Food Economy: “This Colorado vault is keeping your favorite foods from going extinct”

The Salt (NPR): “Sorry Folks, Climate Change Won’t Make Chocolate Taste Better”

Whetstone Magazine: “Origin Foraging in Ecuador”

G Adventures: “Ethiopia: The past, present, and future of coffee”

Forbes: “The Greatest Threat To Chocolate Isn’t What You Think”

Forbes: “Inspiration for 2018: Chocolate Maker Shawn Askinosie On Personal Calling And Intentional Business”

The Washington Post: “For those who think white chocolate isn’t ‘real’ chocolate, have we got bars for you”

VICE Munchies: “Meet the Guy Who Paints Portraits of Cheese”

The New Food Economy: “Why raw-milk cheese is celebrated for flavor and scrutinized for safety”

La Stampa: “La nostra battaglia negli Stati Unitiper il latte crudo”

Good Food (KCRW): “How a Tarentaise cheese swept the show”

Good Food (KCRW): “Coming to the table at Slow Food Nations”

Good Food (KCRW): “Greetings from Camp Bacon”

Smithsonian: “The Bittersweet Story of Vanilla”

Los Angeles Times: “Before you eat that chocolate Easter egg, think about the people who produced it”

Yes! Magazine: “The Many Benefits of Making (and Eating) Chocolate Right Where It Grows”

The Wall Street Journal: “Origin-Made Chocolate: The Bars to Beat”

The Washington Post: “What separates ‘craft’ from industrial chocolate? It’s about diversity.”

Four Seasons Magazine: “Depth of Flavour”

Good Food (KCRW): “Dishing up dialogue at Conflict Kitchen”

Yes! Magazine: Love in the Time of Trump

Smithsonian: “Science Explains Why Chocolate Should be Savored, Not Scarfed”

Sweatpants & Coffee: “Nourishment”

Smithsonian: “Loud Sounds Can Make Your Drink Seem Stronger”

Lucky Peach: “Baking to Sobriety”

Smithsonian: “Can the Art of Divination Help People Cope With Climate Anxiety?”

VICE Munchies: “Antidepressants Made Me Lose My Sense of Taste”

The Salt (NPR): “As Chinese, Iranian and Indonesian as Apple Pie”

Los Angeles Review of Books: “Keeping the Wolf At Bay: The Hunger for a Better Food System”

Lucky Peach: “Love in Times of War: A Profile of Lebanese Chef, Author and Entrepreneur Kamal Mouzawak”

Guernica: “At Soil Level: Simran Sethi interviews Sophie Munns”

The Guardian: “Why seed banks aren’t the only answer to food security”

Sweatpants & Coffee: “The Flavor of Resilience”

Revista HojaSanta: “Adiós, comida.” (page 89)

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues: “Seed Conservation”

Arena Magazine: “Our Green Brains”

Thirty-Year Plan: “Faith” (essay featured on slide 29)

Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet: “Elpis” (page 293)

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication: “Environmental Justice” (begins on page 263)

Heeb: Interview with Dennis Shulman year-long series on greening one’s home