Writing for Adults

My agriculture, food/policy, science, environment, and travel articles have appeared in City Monitor, Civil Eats, The Counter (where I’m currently contributing writer)Edible Brooklyn/Manhattan, Ensia, Food Bank News, FoodPrint, Gastro Obscura, The Guardian, HakaiJSTOR Daily, Morning Calm, NPR’s The SaltSierra, Roads & Kingdoms, Washington Post, and many other outlets. Check out this edition of WNYC’s All Of This, where I talk about food insecurity in NYC during the pandemic. Also in 2021, I delivered the keynote address at the Northeast Indiana Local Food Network food forum & expo, and talked about service journalism with college students.

In 2019 + 2020, I was a Fromson Science Journalism fellow, and wrote a number of well-received pieces, including one of Civil Eats‘ “best food justice stories,” two of its “best climate stories,” and Ensia‘s second-most-read story of the year. Several of my pieces, including this one on crop wild relatives in JSTOR Daily, were Aspen Institute 5 Best Ideas of the Day.

I’ve published essays in Natural Bridge (with a short-list shout-out in Best American Travel Writing), Gastronomica, Petits Propos Culinaires, Far & Near, Descant, Full CircleThe Rockhurst Review, Raven Chronicles, Hotel America, and several anthologies. 

I’ve also written about parenting, and topics (like books and recent science) relevant to parents and kids, for over a decade: for Washington Posts “On Parenting”, ParentsFamilyFun, MommyNearest, Mothering, 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, business, health, food, books, travel, and news, for Working Mother. These days, I also cover the business of publishing for Publisher’s Weekly.

Finally, I’m the author of 16 books for adults, about food, and cooking, and material culture.