Morgan Murphy

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"Morgan Murphy knows firsthand about some of the best-kept Southern secrets in the culinary world"


"He keeps a schedule that makes us feel like the biggest slackers ever to inhabit a BarcaLounger."  

NPR's Car Talk

"In an era when you can eat the same meal off the same menu at opposite ends of the country, author Morgan Murphy seeks out restaurants with a local connection."

USA Today

About Morgan Murphy

Southern food writer

Bestselling author Morgan Murphy is often called “America’s funniest food critic.” His books, Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings (Time Inc., 2013), Off the Eaten Path (Time Inc., 2011), and I Love You--Now Hush (Blair, 2010), and coming in the fall of 2014, Bourbon & Bacon, have made him one of the culinary world’s best-known food critics.  Millions have read Murphy’s trademark wit in Vanity Fair, Forbes, Esquire, Garden Design, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Post, and Southern Living.

The Off the Eaten Path series became immediate bestsellers for Time Warner, climbing to No. 4 on Amazon. His first book, I Love You–Now Hush, released in 2010, garnered critical acclaim and awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association, the American Librarian Association, and others. Murphy has appeared on the Travel Channel, The TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, CNN, Sirius/XM, and NPR. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and an undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College. Murphy is passionate about public service and serves as a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, where he is currently assigned to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Commander (sel.) Murphy is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Meritorious Defense Service Medal and the Afghan campaign medal, among others.

Morgan lives in Birmingham, Ala., where he mentors young people to read in Birmingham’s STAIR program and serves as a trustee on the boards of the Virginia Samford Theatre, the Downtown Kiwanis Club, and Independent Presbyterian Church.


Shot of Morgan Murphy by Jennifer Davick & Oxmoor House

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Photo by Leslee Mitchell

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