A selection of freelance writing I have done for print and online media:
Planting Italian Seeds in China, August, 2009 An Italian organic farm in Beijing.
Turn Food Blogging into a Full-Fledged Career, December 7, 2009
Hey, How’d You Sell Your Book Series, Lena Katz?, October 13, 2009
Hey, How’d You Become a Widely-Read Finanacial Blogger, Ramit Sethi?, August 25, 2009
The Boston Globe
How the Big Apple tastes to a chocolate lover, July 27, 2008 Visit New York cafés that are entirely devoted to chocolate.
“If you love chocolates, or just want to see how they’re made, come on in”, October 28, 2007
See how chocolates are hand-made at a Connecticut café and chocolate bar.
“Lit life heads from the library to the bar”, October 7, 2007
New York’s literary scene blends books and nightlife.
“Tales from the crypt”, April 29, 2007
Under New Haven’s idyllic town green lies a crypt for anyone interested in a subterranean tour of colonial history.
“A rugged oasis in civilized Fairfield County”, April 15, 2007
Devil’s Den Preserve is a hiker’s refuge in an otherwise overdeveloped corner of Connecticut.
“U Street, Adams Morgan humming again”, January 28, 2007
Jazz, blues, soul…and delicious Ethiopian food. All in a night’s work exploring two neighborhoods in northwest Washington DC.
“Vintage journey”, October 15, 2007
The Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts coast is known for sweeping marshes and rocky shores. Who knew it was also dotted with small but impressive wineries?
“From that first crop of garlic, Pleasant Lake Farm grew”, August 9, 2006
Cape Cod may be a summer hotspot for New Englanders, but it is also the home of an off-the-grid garlic farm that’s open to visitors.
“Cooking is part of seeing Asia”, May 21, 2006
Eating around Southeast Asia may be great, but learning how to cook the food is even better.
“A noodle master gets in the swing”, January 26, 2006
In Boston’s Chinatown, a young chef turns noodle-making into performance art.
Food & Wine
“’06 Tastemaker Awards: Anne Baker, Big Easy Booster”, November 2006
Activist Anne Baker is mapping New Orleans to help still-struggling residents locate fresh food.
“By land, by sea, or by beer”, June 13, 2007
Microbrewery-hopping is one of the best ways to enjoy Portland.
“Playing the Blame Game”, May 16, 2007
The U.S. needs to reexamine its own role in environmental degredation, instead of shifting the blame to countries like China and India.
“Fly the friendly green skies”, December 20, 2007
How do we reconcile the need to travel with the need for sustainable living?
“On the right path, but not there yet”, October 2, 2006
New York City plans to add 200 miles of bike lanes in the next 3 years. That’s great, but how about maintaining the city’s existing bike lanes first?
“The (overpriced) great outdoors”, July 26, 2006
What ever happened to “roughing it”? A column discusses the soaring costs of outdoor travel.
“Beijing Food”, June/July/August, 2008
A guide to restaurants and street food around Beijing.
TimeOut New York
“The hole world”, September 14, 2006
I sample New York’s versions of Greek, Italian, Spanish, Indian, and Japanese doughnuts.
US Airways Magazine
“Literary Nightlife”, July, 2008
Bar hopping is becoming one of the best ways to sample the city’s literary culture.
“How to Eat Peking Duck in Beijing”, November 29, 2007
Read up on the how’s, where’s, do’s, and don’ts behind Beijing’s iconic dish.