I’m a journalist, a mom, an activist, and a wife, not necessarily in that order.
I cover the intersection of food, business, law and policy.
I'm probably best known for The Strong Buzz, which I founded in 2003, one of the food industry’s first and more celebrated restaurant blogs.
I'm the founder of The New York Healthy School Food Alliance, which aims to change school food in NYC.
It's been crazy lately, and I have been reporting on the Coronavirus for Food & Wine.
My cookbook with Akhtar Nawab entitled Good For You, comes out in Fall 2020 from Chronicle.
My writing has gotten some recognition; I was included in The Best Food Writing of 2016 for the article I wrote, "Why Bakers Have Serious Mother Issues, and for Sloppy Joes for The New York Times in 2002.
Strong Writing is a full-service copywriting studio for restaurant, hospitality, and food & beverage businesses. We write everything you need to engage with your customers, including:
Chef, partner, and team bios
Newsletters and communications
Web copy, and more...
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How to Stock your Kitchen for the Coronavirus, Food & Wine, February 28, 2020
Is Pasta a Vegetable and other USDA Roll Backs to School Lunch Regulations, Food & Wine, January 22, 2020
Curtis Stone Fights Fires in Australia, Heated, January 15, 2020
NYCHA Incubates Food Entrepreneurs
NPR, The Salt, May 10, 2019
Are NYC Public School Lunches Feeding the Health Crisis?
Heated, April 30th, 2019
Seat Me, Please? Why Restaurants Won’t Seat You Without a Complete Party, Skift Table, July 10, 2018
The Problem with Putting Your Name on a Restaurant
Eater NY, Feb 20, 2018
Trump Is About to Make Tip-Pooling Legal Again. Here’s What That Means for Restaurant Workers
Eater National, Dec 5, 2017
Non-Compete Agreements Can Be Crippling for Chefs Eater National, Oct 13, 2017
How One Chef Is Making Ugly Duckling Fish Destination Worthy
Eater NY, Sept 26, 2017
Meet the NYC Restaurateur Who Should be on Everyone’s Radar
Eater NY, Sep 7, 2017
Fancy Snacks Are Having a Moment. Venture Capital Wants In
Eater National, Sept 6, 2017
How New York Restaurants Are Embedding Social Change in Restaurants
Eater NY, Aug 17, 2017
The Beef Jerky Revolution is Upon Us
Tasting Table, Apr 24, 2017
The Way to Save the Restaurant Industry? Put the Fast in Fine Dining
Food Republic, Jan 23, 2017
Ditch the Knives, Spoon Cheese is Here
Taste Cooking, Dec 7, 2016
How Can Restaurants Fix the Staffing Crisis
Food Republic, Nov 14, 2016
Why Are So Many Great NYC Restaurants Closing? It's Not Just the Rent
Food Republic, Sept 8, 2016
The New Combo Meal: Real Estate Bets On Restaurants To Create Community
Food Republic, Aug 11. 2016
Restaurateurs React To New York’s $15 Minimum Wage With All 5 Stages Of Grief
Food Republic, May 25, 2016
Dirt Candy Chef Amanda Cohen Cooks Mothers and Daughters Dinner
Taste Talks, May 4, 2016
Why Serious Bakers Have Mother Issues
Serious Eats, August 18, 2015
Is Mom in the Kitchen? The Challenges of Being a Chef & a Mother
Open for Business, July 27, 2015
Meet the Millers: Three Bakers Revolutionizing Artisan Bread
Saveur, June 1, 2015
Burn Your Food
Saveur, May 12, 2015
How Num Pang Created the Greatest Sandwich on Earth
Edible Manhattan, March 4, 2014
Andrew Knowlton Will Fly for Food
Edible Brooklyn, September, 2013
An Ode to Sloppy Joe, a Delicious Mess
The New York Times, Oct 9, 2002