I’m a writer, a mom, and a wife, not necessarily in that order. At various stages of my life, I’ve been a lawyer, a restaurant manager, a waitress, a farm hand, a humanitarian activist, and a lifeguard. I've written a cookbook with chef Katy Sparks and done some TV: Top Chef (Bravo), Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie (PBS), and Heavyweights (Food Network). In my spare time (ha!), I enjoy reading, cooking, binge-watching Netflix, and hanging out with my kids.
But mostly I’m trying to figure out where I left my phone, in between emptying and refilling the dishwasher.
I'm honored to have been included in The Best Food Writing of 2016 for the article I wrote, "Why Bakers Have Serious Mother Issues." This is the second time I've been included in this book; the first was for the story I wrote on Sloppy Joes for The New York Times in 2002. The recent story I wrote about the crippling effect of high rents on NYC restaurants has been getting wild amounts of media attention. Have a read and let me know your thoughts.
WHAT I DO
I write about food—from farm to fork and everywhere in between. In 2003, I founded The Strong Buzz, one of the food industry’s first and more celebrated restaurant blogs. These days you'll find me writing deep-dive features, up-close-and-personal profiles, lively Q&A's, and hard news pieces. My work appears in The New York Times, Food Republic, Newsday, Architectural Digest, Food Network, Serious Eats, Edible, Refinery 29, Tastebook, Saveur, New York Magazine, Today.com, and more. Selected clips are included below.
Here are some of my clips.
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