Along with a wide range of freelance work, I write and edit Local Foods for and I just started a monthly seasonal cooking column, The Glut, for the San Francisco Chronicle, and I'm the author of the somewhat defunct The Dinner Files. I contribute to Edible San Francisco, and my work has appeared in Elle magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Sunset magazine, where I was once a staff writer. I also have the honor of having had my writing included in both Best Food Writing 2013 and Best Food Writing 2014.

My first cookbook, Greens + Grains: Deliciously Healthful Meals (Chronicle Books, 2014) is available for pre-order.

I am the voice behind the reason at Ask a (Sensible) Midwesterner
I wrote Manner Matters, a weekly dining advice column for Serious Eats
I tell people How to cook a turkey on The Dinner Files, 24 November 2013 (included in Best Food Writing 2014)

In Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, cooking class turns out to be a real turkey, Washington Post, 21 November 2013
A snail's tail, Edible San Francisco, Spring 2013 (included in Best Food Writing 2013)
A day in the life of a crab lover, Edible San Francisco, Winter 2013
Melon madness: how my food waste obsession took over my weekend,, 2 Sept 2012
Nut Goodie, Put a Egg on It, #5 (spring 2012)
Kimchi and being a koala bear, The Dinner Files, 22 March 2011
Simply sardines, The Dinner Files, 8 February 2011
Two loves, The Dinner Files, 27 September 2010
Fried okra, The Dinner Files, 15 September 2009
Scrambled eggs, SF Chronicle best-seller The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, and Other Hazards of Being Female (Seal Press, 2007)

I omit words, add humor, and write smart copy for media of all types, from taglines to newsletters, tweets to books. Select work includes:
Local Artisan, re-branded the artisan approach to food taken by a series of cafés
Sweat Equity & Co., naming project for SF Museum of Modern Art Shadow Shop participant
Upgrade Your Snack, snack trial event and homepage copy for
Protein Campaign Homepage Content,
Series of newsletters, brochures, manuals, and book chapters for HomeCare Assistance

San Francisco in about 2,000 calories and 10,000 steps, Cooking Light, April 2014
Turning the tables: Atelier Crenn's Dominique Crenn, Elle magazine, March 2011
Outerlands, Edible San Francisco, winter 2011
Our little local fish, Edible San Francisco, spring 2010
The rise of the sustainable sandwich, Edible San Francisco, winter 2009-2010
The business of school lunch, Edible San Francisco, summer 2009
Portland cooks, Sunset, February 2007
Chef’s table, Sunset, November 2006
Let’s eat out, Sunset, July 2006
Surf, shave ice and sunsets on Kauai,The New York Times, 4 December 2005

Bourdieu's Food Space,, June 2012
By the book – or not, Edible San Francisco, summer 2010
Halloween treat, Sunset, October 2007

Local Foods – I plan, develop, photograph, and write up the whole kit and kaboodle over there
The Glut - Pumpkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 October 2014
Fruits of summer, Edible San Francisco, Summer 2012
Meats too have their peak moments to shine, Edible San Francisco, Spring 2012
Seasonal Cooking Series: Shellfish, Edible San Francisco, Winter 2012
Winter squash, Sunset, October 2008
Northwest berries, Sunset, June 2008
Keeping up with the meyers, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 March 2008
Cocktails and companions, Sunset, January 2008
Sweet and golden, Sunset, September 2007
Flavor of fall, Sunset, October 2006
Tomato party, Sunset, August 2006
Hamburger heaven, Sunset, July 2006
Peruvian passage, Sunset, June 2006