I'm into craft. I like things uniquely made and finely done.

And I write. I write. 

I create, manage, and edit content. 

I develop tone, character, and style for companies and brands and media of all kinds.

I specialize in food, travel, and lifestyle, whether in editorial or brand. My nose for the true story, the one that will engage people, is uncanny. My descriptive powers are super-human, whether it's digging through the layers of flavor in a gateau Paris-Brest, taking readers through the franglais wonder of a market in Montreal, or teaching a content team how to craft newsletter their users will look forward to reading.

Oral history training. Journalist interview skills. Archival research experience. Ace recipe writer. Prefer hiking up to walking down. Crave savory over sweet and corner pieces, cheese rinds, and edges of all kinds. Dream of open water. Educated to the hilt. A delight at dinner.

For more details see the client and publication lists below or check out linkedin. Here’s pictures of me doing stuff:


Brand, Content, Copywriting Clients

  • Wolff Olins

  • Uber

  • LinkedIn

  • Brava

  • My Fitness Pal

  • Munchery

  • Haldi

  • Consumer Reports

  • Food Print

  • Google Maps

  • Staub Cookware

  • Kashi

  • Dial House

  • California Vistors' Guide

  • Great Places to Work

  • Bon Appetit Management Company

  • Weber Grills

  • Weight Watchers

  • Mezzetta

  • Lila B Design

  • Local Artisan Cafés

  • Torani Syrup

  • Nature's Own

  • Prevelent Designs

  • Diamond Walnuts

  • Safeway

  • 12-Week Body Solution


Select Publications List

  • Should We All Be Vegan? A Primer for the 21st Century (Thames & Hudson, 2019)

  • Bowls! (cookbook), Chronicle Books, forthcoming spring 2017

  • The Salmon Pass, Edible San Francisco, spring 2016

  • Cooking's Not for Everyone, Edible San Francisco, Winter 2015

  • The Glut, monthly column about seasonal produce, San Francisco Chronicle, October 2014-September 2015

  • Greens + Grains (cookbook), Chronicle Books, 2014

  • New Hybrid Vegetables, Everyday with Rachel Ray, November 2014

  • Manner Matters, weekly column about dining etiquette, SeriousEats.com, 2014

  • San Francisco in 2,000 Calories and 10,000 Steps, Cooking Light, April 2014

  • A Semi-Autobiographical Guide to Cooking Like a Pro, 4-part (Relax, Practice, Sense, Judge) year-long series, Edible San Francisco, 2014

  • The Dinner Files, dinner-centric blog, 2008-2014

  • Label Lingo, monthly column about what food labels really mean, Recipe.com, 2012-2014

  • Peak Experience (feature), Sunset magazine, December 2013

  • In Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, a Cooking Class Turns out to Be a real Turkey, Washington Post, 21 November 2013

  • Food in the Wild, 4-part (Crabs, Snails, Morels, Plums) year-long series, Edible San Francisco, 2013

  • Redwood Hill Farms, Culture magazine, Autumn 2012

  • Natural Snacks, grist.org, Nov 2012

  • Seasonal Cooking, 4-part (Shellfish, Meat, Fruits, Vegetables) year-long series, , Edible San Francisco, 2012

  • Too Many Melons, grist.org, August 2012

  • San Francisco Artisan Foods, TakePart.org, 2012

  • Bourdieu’s Food Space, Gastronomica.org, 2012

  • Nut Goodie, Put A Egg On It, spring 2012

Other Publications

  • The New York Times

  • Elle magazine

  • Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises (essay featured)

  • The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater (essay featured)

  • weightwatchers.com

  • tastingtable.com

  • Afar.com

  • Over 100 articles while on staff at Sunset magazine


Honors and Awards

  • Best Food Writing 2015

  • Best Food Writing 2014

  • Best Food Writing 2013

  • Best Feature Story, Edible Communities, 2012

  • EatWrite! Fellowship, Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 2012

  • AIWC Fellowship, 2010

  • Gold Street Press Scholarship, 2008

  • Fulbright Foreign Scholarship (France)