Hey there. I’m a full-time freelance writer and editor who came to New York after extended pit stops in Alabama and Michigan.
I’m a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Columbia’s School of Journalism. I’ve worked at Entertainment Weekly, New York, Elle, Slashfood, and, most recently, the Village Voice, where I spent two years as a staff writer for the food blog Fork in the Road. I’ve also served as the deputy editor of Edible Queens and as a contributing writer for CHOW.com, and have written stories about food and not-food for publications including the New York Times, New York, Saveur, The Wall Street Journal, Gilt Taste, Gourmet Live, Elle, Salon, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Time Out NY, and the late and lamented Gourmet.com. My essay “From Sex Cake to Spurned Salad,” written for Gilt Taste, won the 2013 IACP Bert Greene Award for Culinary Memoir.
I’m also a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, where I spent six months carving potatoes into minute football shapes and sweating profusely over a ragingly hot stove. I’ve experienced other, equally educational forms of culinary prostration in the kitchens of the Treats Truck, Zingerman’s Delicatessen and Bake House, and a couple of other establishments best relegated to distant memory.
When I’m not in front of my computer, I can be found at the Tompkins Square Park dog run in the company of a big black mutt, loitering at the Russ & Daughters counter, taking photos of old signs with antiquated cameras, and eating far too much peanut butter.