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, Hakai, JSTOR Daily, Morning Calm, NPR’s The Salt, Sierra, 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 Circle, The 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 Post‘s “On Parenting”, Parents, FamilyFun, 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.