Thanks for visiting! I’m a New York-based content strategist, food and travel writer, and editor. This site is where I post exciting work and travel news.
A onetime Yahoo Food Features Editor, Senior Research Editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, staff Food Writer for Time Out New York, and Editor at Da Capo Press, I have written for Gourmet, New York Magazine, InStyle, Bon Appétit, Salon, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Men’s Health, Grub Street, Martha Stewart Weddings and Everyday Food. I also write cookbooks (Phaidon; Melville House) and consult for websites such as Panna and Food Republic. (I love a launch!)
The videos I hosted, wrote and produced for CHOW, which aired 12 times weekly on NY1, were nominated for an International Association of Culinary Professionals award for best Televised Culinary Series in 2012. In 2009 I spent six months as Blog Editor of Slashfood, and co-authored the original edition of Clean Plates NYC, a restaurant guide. Most recently, in addition to my work as a journalist, I’ve branched out to commercial copywriting for companies including Gilt Taste, D’Artagnan and American Express Custom Publishing.
I love meeting new people, and I’m always happy to chat about food, travel, restaurant culture, and video production. Below are a few clips:
Gourmet: Some weekends you catch a film or make a nice bowl of soup, and other weekends you walk 32 miles under the I-5 freeway with a table strapped to your back, all in the name of dinner.
Bon Appétit: I’m a contributing writer for BonAppétit.com, and have written 10 Weekender travel guides to cities including Boston and Seattle. My restaurant writeups for the magazine’s collaboration with Banana Republic and OpenTable are here (scroll down!)
Salon: How Gourmet was for the young and the scrappy, too.
Gourmet: An essay that’s close to my heart: An Irish-American love story for Gourmet about two Long Island kids who fell in love and taught their children the importance of food.
Time Out: I interview former New York Times food critic Ruth Reichl and ask whether her hobbies include the WWF. Sort of. A primer on Gotham’s wonderful ramen, and how to use cocktails to salve holiday woes.
InStyle: My features about Hugh Acheson, Katie Lee Joel, Giada De Laurentiis, Chace Crawford and Blair Underwood are available as PDFs.
Metromix: Oenophile Ron Ciavolino, one of my favorite men in New York, knows more about wine—and life—than you do, and here elaborates.
If you want to discuss an assignment or full-time opportunity, or simply wish to say hello, please leave a comment (or email grublover AT gee mail dot com). Comments are vetted before posting. (NB: I don’t accept free meals in exchange for press, nor do I attend press junkets.) Thanks!