Writing for Adults

My agriculture, food/policy, science, and environment articles have appeared in Ambrook Research, City Monitor, Civil Eats, The Counter (where I was contributing writer for 2 years), Eater, Edible Brooklyn/Manhattan, Ensia, Food Bank News, the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN), FoodPrint, Gastro Obscura, The Guardian, Grist, Hakai, Industry Dive (Packaging Dive, Waste Dive), JSTOR Daily, Modern Farmer, Mother Jones, Morning Calm, Nautilus, NPR’s The Salt, Sierra, Smart Mouth, 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.

I am a 2019 Fromson Science Journalism fellow, a frequent radio guest and panel moderator, and a member of the National Writers Union and the Society for Environmental Journalists. My stories have been widely reprinted and a number have been recognized as Aspen Institute best ideas of the day.

I’ve published travel 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  and covered celebrities, business, health, food, books, travel, and news, for Working Mother. Prior to that I covered news at People magazine and worked for other legacy media outlets such as Life, Entertainment Weekly, and HG.

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