My food, science, environment, and travel articles have appeared in Civil Eats, NPR’s The Salt, Sierra, Mental Floss, Morning Calm, Roads & Kingdoms, Paste, Time Out New York Kids, and many other outlets.
I’m especially proud of a trio of articles I wrote recently for Civil Eats about childhood food insecurity: about children’s own perception of the food situation in their homes, which was picked up by Slate; about California’s public libraries acting as hubs for summer lunch programs; and about the connection between knowing how to cook as an adolescent, longterm healthy eating habits, and the need for increased access to healthy food—an Aspen Institute top pick of the day.
I’ve also published essays in Natural Bridge (with a short-list shout-out in Best American Travel Writing), Gastronomica, Petits Propos Culinaires, Far & Near, Descant, Full Circle, The Rockhurst Review, Raven Chronicles, Hotel America, and several anthologies.
I’ve written about parenting, and topics (like books) relevant to parents and kids, for over a decade: for the Washington Post‘s “On Parenting” blog, Parents, FamilyFun, MommyNearest, Mothering, and The Horn Book Guide, and various regional parenting publications. I was founding editor of UrbanFamily, focusing on family-centric entrepreneurs in New York, California, Chicago, DC, and Seattle. Prior to that, I covered celebrities, entrepreneurs, health, food, books & toys, crafts & DIY, travel, and news, forWorking Mother. These days, I also cover the business of publishing for Publisher’s Weekly, and Florida-based companies for Gulfshore Business.
Finally, I’m the author of 16 books for adults, about food, and cooking, and knitting.