Thanks for visiting! I’m a New York-based food and travel writer, editor and content strategist.
A former 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, The Daily Beast, InStyle, Bon Appétit, Salon, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Men’s Health, Grub Street, Martha Stewart Weddings, MyRecipes, and Everyday Food, among others. I also write and edit cookbooks (Phaidon; Melville House) and consult for websites such as Panna and Food Republic.
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. I’ve also done some copywriting for companies including Gilt Taste and American Express Custom Publishing.
I love meeting new people, and I’m always happy to chat about food, travel, spirits, and media of any stripe. Here are a few recent 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 dinner table strapped to your back. (Click here.)
The Daily Beast: I largely write cocktail articles for this site, but was really proud of this piece about my family, Long Island, and a one-legged Thanksgiving turkey caper.
MyRecipes: I wrote a thrice-weekly home cooking column for this huge site in 2017, and had so much fun with it.
The Kitchn: A 2,000-word reported essay on the state of our protein obsession.
Salon: How Gourmet was for the young and the scrappy, too.
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 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 coverage, nor do I attend press junkets.) Thanks!