I write about travel with a focus on food, art, culture, luxury travel, and quirky, off-beat locations.
I'm a frequent contributor to the travel and food sections of The Boston Globe. My writing has also been featured in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, ShowBoats International, American Way Magazine, The Robb Report, Yankee Magazine, Modern Farmer, The Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post, and the literary magazine, Tin House. I'm a co-contributor to the travel column, Here, There, and Everywhere, appearing weekly in The Boston Globe.
A freelance writer with an MFA from Mass College of Art, I often publish my own photographs and illustrations to accompany my stories. My special interest—some might say obsession—is the world of oysters and shucking competitions.
The Boston Globe: Cooking in Lisbon
January 2, 2019
"On an unseasonably warm fall evening in Lisbon, our driver dropped my two travel buddies and me off at an unobtrusive building in Alvalade, a leafy residential neighborhood far from the usual tourist destinations. Once buzzed into the lobby, we squeezed into the elevator and ascended to a bright apartment where we were welcomed with hugs and mini bottles of Sagres beer.
In the open kitchen — with shelves of cookbooks and a window offering rooftop views — we snacked on a trio of unpasteurized cheeses, from a sweet and creamy Azorean cows cheese to sharp and nutty sheep milk varieties from nearby villages. We chatted about olive oil and chorizo, politics and crazy weather patterns, our work and our families — the usual banter of friends who gather to cook and dine together. Except in this instance, it was the first time meeting our host...." continue reading