Travel, Food & Knitting

My travel essays have appeared in Natural Bridge (with a short-list shout-out in Best American Travel Writing), Far & Near, Descant, Full CircleThe Rockhurst Review, Raven Chronicles, Hotel America, and several anthologies. I’ve also written articles about travel for Morning CalmPaste, Roads & KingdomsWorking Mother, UrbanFamily, and Time Out New York Kids, and about travel books for Publishers Weekly.

I’ve written 16 books for adults, about food and cooking and crafts. Pictured below are a few of them—as well as the first book I ever wrote, All U Can Eat, a cookbook for college-age beginners that features an old interview I did with Louis C.K. about his first kitchen. Christmas On The Farm is the last in a series of seven cookbooks I adapted from the old Farmer’s Wife magazine, which was published in Minnesota from 1911 to 1939.

Also in the food realm I’ve appeared as a guest judge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay; written about culinary matters for NPR’s The Salt, Civil Eats, Paste, Roads & KingdomsWorking Mother, MotheringGastronomica, Petits Propos Culinaires, Time Out New York Kids, and a bunch of anthologies.

Some of you know me primarily as the author of the now-classic craft titles Knitting Lessons, Knitting Memories, and Knitting Through It, as well as my needlecraft history, Knitting Around the World, and my compendium of textile arts feats, Astounding Knits. I’m not writing much about craft lately, but please check out some of my articles for Twist Collective and be sure to visit my boards on Pinterest. And of course, “Contact Me” about food- and knitting-related appearances and projects. 

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