I’ve been a journalist for twenty years, covering the intersection of food, business, law and policy.

​I also run Strong Writing, a full-service copywriting studio for restaurant, hospitality, and food & beverage businesses.

My cookbook with Akhtar Nawab entitled Good For You, is out now from Chronicle.

If you've been around a while, you remember The Strong Buzz, the pioneering food blog I started in 2003. In April 2020, I decided to bring it back. You'll find it full of honest, trustworthy reporting about restaurants, food, marriage, parenting, and homeschooling in the age of COVID-19.

I'm the founder of  The New York Healthy School Food Alliance, a grass-roots advocacy group which aims to change school food in NYC. ​Our whole-child proposal includes bringing back scratch-cooked meals, nutrition and food education, gardens, and lengthening the time for kids to eat lunch.