Welcome to ManTalkFood.com.

Jake Emen - whiskey, spirits, travel writerI’m Jake, and I’m your host on this journey. I eat food, and I talk food. I drink whiskey, and I’ll be talking about that too. Pretty simple. I’m a writer based in San Diego, and this site is really focused on something we can all agree is a good thing: enjoying good eats & downing good drams.

You’ll also find a collection of my other writing and various misadventures. That means beyond the world of food and drink, I’ll be talking travel and lifestyle, local news and events, and whatever else may catch my attention from time to time.

Beyond this site right here, I’ve been published in a wide range of print and online outlets, including: USA Today, Maxim, AFAR, Food & Wine, GQ, Whisky Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Tasting Table, Imibe, Vice Munchies, Roads & Kingdoms, Barron’s Penta, SevenFifty Daily, New York Magazine’s The Strategist, Eater, Scotchwhisky.com, Liquor.com, Oct.co, The Washington Post Express, Modern Farmer, Vinepair, Washington City Paper, Time Out, Paste Magazine, Airows, Distiller, Tales of the Cocktail, Yahoo (News, Sports, Local), The Whiskey Wash, Alcohol Professor, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Old Liquors Magazine, On Tap Magazine, and many others.

Additional Credentials:jake emen journalist adventure travel trade association

  • Spirits judge for national and international competitions, including the American Distilling Institute and American Craft Spirits Association
  • ATTA journalist member
  • Voter for several prominent international food/beverage awards
  • Consultant for TTAB and trademark related spirits litigation cases
  • 2017 Croatia Golden Pen Award

Oh yea, and I’m also always looking for new opportunities—so feel free to get in touch with me to discuss a new project, story, or idea.

I never turn down a tasty bite or sip, and here’s where I’ll be discussing it. Cheers.