Morgan Murphy

Off the eaten path ranked #1 by Publisher's Weekly 


"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

Food critic

Author, traveler, and raconteur Morgan Murphy knows a good story.  His most recent book, On the Road Again (Time Inc. 2015), immediately hit #1 on Publisher's Weekly list of bestsellers. Bourbon & Bacon (Time Inc. 2014), also launched #1 in wine and spirits.  His other 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), 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.

Murphy has appeared on the Travel Channel, The TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, CNN, Sirius/XM, and NPR. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford and  Birmingham-Southern College. He serves as a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Meritorious Defense Service Medal and the Afghan campaign medal, among others.



Shot of Morgan Murphy by Jennifer Davick & Oxmoor House

Photo by Leslee Mitchell

Photo by Leslee Mitchell

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Lauren Ward, lauren@murphymedia.com or (205) 379-0929 murphymedia.com

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