writer, advocate, mother of humans.
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I am a former lawyer so advocacy is sort of in my veins. I've been involved in supporting the restaurant industry and a champion of sustainable food policy in a number of ways. I was the founding Executive Director of ROAR NY, a community of hospitality leaders advocating for New York City's independent restaurant community and creating a path to a sustainable future. I also founded the NYC Healthy School Food Alliance, which worked to reimagine school food in public schools across NYC.
I’ve been a journalist for twenty years, covering the intersection of food, business, law and policy for publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Eater, and Food & Wine. I'm on staff at José Andres Media where I am part of the editorial team behind José's new Substack, Longer Tables.
I also run Strong Writing, a full-service copywriting studio for restaurant, hospitality, and food & beverage businesses.
THE STRONG BUZZ
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, travel, food, policy, parenting, running, and all sorts of other good stuff. You should check it out if you're delayed at the airport or battling insomnia.