Category Archives: about me

otto’s one-legged turkey

I was lucky enough to know all four of my grandparents. Grandpa Van Buren showed up every Christmas as round and rosy-cheeked as Santa Claus, bringing with him a big suitcase full of gifts—sweaters with snowflakes, and sensible things like that—he … Continue reading

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new orleans!

Oh, my goodness, this is becoming a biannual blog. That *can’t* be good for SEO. This site is primarily for professional purposes, though, designed to send the curious to my writing, video and editing clips, which are here. It’s also … Continue reading

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picnic like you mean it

It’s been a while. And now it’s hot outside. I’m not one of these people who covets salads, tiny berries and buckets of water when it’s hot. I covet ice cream and barbecue, lobster rolls and chicken liver mousse. Weird … Continue reading

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IACP Best Televised Culinary Series Nomination

So this is a little wild: The season of the NY CHOW Report that I wrote, hosted and produced and Alex Lisowski directed, shot and edited was just named a finalist for best “Televised Culinary Series” by the International Association … Continue reading

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chocolate pistachio tart… and it’s a wrap

Chocolate pistachio tart with brandied cherries at Bien Cuit. It’s apt that the last piece I host and produce for CHOW is about chocolate, since I have a major sweet tooth. This chocolate pistachio tart is delicious, gorgeous and made … Continue reading

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nostalgia, irish coffee and dutch kills

It’s pretty nostalgia-inducing to do a piece about Long Island City. When I lived around the bend from PS1 in 2002 there was only one local grocery store, where a cute cat roamed the premises. Less cute was the fact … Continue reading

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chow news

It’s been a while, but I have some cool news: I’m now a Contributing Editor for CHOW, my favorite food site. You can RSS them here and follow the New York Digest that Mark Hokoda and I run over here. … Continue reading

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here we go, then.

Thanks for visiting! I’m a New York-based 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 … Continue reading

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