I am a food writer who covers food politics, trends and sustainability issues. I write for publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Eating Well. My stories try to make people think smart about what and where they eat.
I started off my career as a reporter, covering technology and international news at organizations including the BBC and BusinessWeek Online. In 2003, I moved to London to attend culinary school at Leiths School of Food and Wine, then landed a job as food editor at Boston Magazine.
From 2007 through 2010, I was a staff writer at The Washington Post. My reporting took me to Immokalee, Florida, where I wrote about tomato pickers’ struggle for better working conditions, and to downtown Washington, where I pulled back the curtain on a faux farm-to-table restaurant. My current fascination is with how culture shapes what and how we eat the emerging science of behavior change.
My writing has received many awards. The Washington Post Food section won the James Beard Award for best newspaper food section every year of my tenure. I have also received recognition from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) , the Association of Food Journalists, and Les Dames D’Escoffier. My work has appeared in the Best Food Writing 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, and 2017.