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Clay Dunn

  • The Bitten Word
    • (United States)


Clay Dunn, along with Zach Patton, is the creator of the popular blog TheBittenWord.com, where they chronicle their adventures in the kitchen cooking through a stack of food magazines each month. The blog -- started in 2008 as a New Year’s resolution to start utilizing magazine subscriptions or get rid of them -- also features tips and tricks for the home cook, as well as original recipes.

The blog has received numerous honors, including being named “Best Cook-Through Blog” by Saveur magazine in 2011. In 2009, it was named “one of the world’s top 50 food blogs” by The Times of London. The blog has also been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine and a variety of other publications. Dunn and Patton were also included in Molly O’Neill’s 2010 book One Big Table (Simon & Schuster 2010).

Dunn and Patton are both natives of the South and now reside in Washington, DC. They were married in 2010.