August 13, 2014

Rocas on the Road

Last week, I flew all the way to Dallas for dinner. Mind you, this was not your average dinner; I’d traveled there to experience a rare road performance by the […]
November 5, 2013

Collateral Damage

During my recent trip to Spain’s Basque Country, I served as a judge for the 40th annual Idiazabal cheese contest in the small town of Ordizia, […]
August 6, 2013

Watering D.C.’s Food Deserts

I recently joined a smart culinary website called Zester Daily as one of their contributors, which means I’ll be writing for them on a regular basis. […]
May 3, 2013

Postcards from Vegas

Earlier this week, I returned from my first-ever trip to Las Vegas, and I must admit I had a great time. If you detect a begrudging […]
April 9, 2013

It’s Not Just About Food

A decade ago, shortly after I started working at Gourmet (RIP), I attended a food-writing panel that included one of our senior editors. The moderator introduced my colleague […]
March 25, 2013

Writers on Writing

On this wet, monochromatic Monday, I find myself wanting to write, but not quite knowing where to begin. Whenever I need a creative push, I turn […]
March 5, 2013

The Medium is the Message

Last night, I attended the reading of a friend’s play at the Actors Studio. In addition to the work itself, which was impressive, there was much […]
February 24, 2013

Book Review: In the Shadow of the Banyan

The best literature is capable of taking ugliness and spinning it into something beautiful. By that I don’t mean that it sugarcoats the bad or conceals […]
February 11, 2013

Not the Same Old Story

Sanity. Is it black and white? As Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said of pornography, will you know it when you see it? Or is […]
January 27, 2013

It Takes a Village

It is official! I am thrilled to announce that Lisa Gallagher, of the storied Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, is now my literary agent. Not only is […]