Resume

BOOKS

Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Cooking Projects – Ten Speed Press

Author, 2011

Follow-up sequel to my 2009 title featuring 100 recipes on all manner of DIY cooking projects, including cured meat, homemade soda, tofu, cereal, baked goods, snacks and more.

Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects – Ten Speed Press
Author, 2009
Crafting a collection of 100 recipes and cooking projects, from cookies and tarts, to savory cheese and sausage, and accompaniments like mayonnaise and mustard.

Zagat Survey – San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants
Contributor, 2005 – 2006
Editing and scribing this global, consumer-driven restaurant review guide.

Chow! San Francisco Bay Area: 300 Affordable Places for Great Meals & Good Deals – Sasquatch Books
Contributor, 2001
Authoring numerous San Francisco restaurant reviews.

The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to San Francisco – Globe Pequot Press
Author, September 2007
A shoestring travel guide for locals and tourists that uncovers the low-cost highlights of SF.

EVENTS, APPEARANCES, AND COLLABORATIONS

EXPERIENCE

 

Williams-Sonoma
Senior Copywriter and Content Editor for Creative Services, 2011
Scribing catalog content for the company’s printed Catalog for Cooks, and editing all catalog content for style, voice, flow, and accuracy. In addition, I collaborated on brainstorming catalog concepts, internal workflow issues, and special projects. I continue to blog for The Blender, the blog of Williams-Sonoma.

San Francisco Bay Guardian
Columnist and Special Sections Editor, May 2004 – May 2005
Concept generating, developing writers, managing interns, and overseeing the regular weekly feature well. I also wrote the Back Burner column for the Food + Drink section.

San Francisco Magazine
Writer, 2003 – 2008
I began as a fact-checking intern, and became an integral contributor of food-centric articles and research.

San Francisco Chronicle
Writer/Recipe Developer, 2005 –2009
Authoring several pieces for the Food section and crafting relevant, seasonal recipes.

BabyCenter Magazine
Contributing Editor, Lifestyle and Food, May, 2005 – August, 2006
Writing feature stories and developing recipes for this start-up’s audience of 50,000.

Sunset Magazine
Researcher/Writer, September – December 2004
Assisting editors and the copy desk with research as necessary, and crafting pieces for publication.

Yoga Journal
Researcher/Writer, April – December 2006
Fact checking, as well as story generation and writing feature pieces.

Wired Magazine
Researcher/Writer, October 2003 – September 2004
Insuring the magazine’s accuracy, and providing additional research when needed.

Drink Columnist for ANG Newspapers
2006
Highlighting and reviewing exemplary cocktails and noteworthy bars for monthly inserts distributed with ANG’s 13 local papers, including The Oakland Tribune and The San Mateo Times.

SFStation.com
Restaurant reviewer, 2004 – 2009
I regularly apply my dining prowess for this underground website’s audience of 40,000.

Citysearch San Francisco
Restaurant reviewer, 2004 –2006
Covering the evolving City restaurant scene.

AOL’s Digital City San Francisco
Restaurant reviewer, 2002 – 2003
Encapsulating the best in low-cost dining for this daily city guide.

Gayot
Restaurant reviewer, May 2005 – January 2006
Tracking and recording the evolution of the East Bay and SF restaurant scene for this book publisher and website with over five million readers.

Freelance Food Writer

1997 – present
Specializing in restaurant reviews, culinary professional profiles, food issue pieces, food security, obscure, under-the-radar foodways, and recipe development.