Marked by wanderlust and intrigued by the twists and turns that lead people to their passions and pursuits, I write about food, culture, travel, and the spaces in-between. Most often, the anchor for this work is sense of place. Following that muse, I have been fortunate to interview everyone from sixth-generation baymen and women along the Jersey Shore to Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, cookbook author Naomi Duguid, and Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen.
My work has been featured in publications including NPR’s The Salt, Civil Eats, Culture, Time Out, Taste of Home, Paste, Edible Communities, and beyond.
- 2019 Best American Food Writing Notable // 2019 Eddy Award, Best Feature: “Writing the Clam’s Next Chapter,” a story on the evolving New Jersey clamming industry, was included as a notable in Best American Food Writing 2019, selected by guest editor Samin Nosrat and series editor Silvia Killingsworth. It was also selected as the best 2018 feature from among Edible Communities’ 80-plus publications.
- 2018 IACP Award, Narrative Food Writing: My eight-part series on New Jersey’s oyster revival, “Special Report: Oysters,” was honored with a 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Narrative Food Writing Award.
- 2018 Association of Food Journalist (AFJ) Award, Best Food Column: My series on family-dinner traditions, “When We Gather,” was a 2018 AFJ award-winner.
- 2018 Eddy Award Finalist, Sustainability: “Oyster Innovation: Building Reefs, Business and Community,” was a 2018 Eddy Award finalist.
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