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Websites: The Food Section

I am the creator, publisher, and editor of The Food Section, an award-winning website about food, wine, and travel.

I launched The Food Section in 2003, turning a longtime interest in food into a leading website about all things gastronomical–from recipes and cooking to restaurants, breaking news, cookbooks, and more. Gourmet magazine has called The Food Section the “consummate gastronomic blog,” and Food & Wine named it one of the Internet’s five essential websites (read more about what they’re saying here).

The editorial content of The Food Section is diverse: food events, ingredients, cooking techniques, and industry news are all regularly featured on The Food Section. Have a look at some examples below:


“Shopping List” is a front-of-the-book style feature that highlights interesting new food products, books, and ingredients, such as “Stirr,” an automated stirring gadget.


The “Dictionary of Modern Gastronomy” documents new words — from foodscape to meatmare — that have entered the contemporary food lexicon. In this example, the appearance of “arugulance” is noted.


The Food Section regularly publishes reviews of food-related television series, books, and films, such as the recent documentary “Food, Inc.”


This post about a “Winter caprese” salad of mozzarella and citrus is an example of The Food Section’s cooking content, which covers techniques, ingredients, and recipes.


Food events are listed in the “Agenda,” an ongoing food events calendar. Notable food events, like this springtime “ramp hunt” in upstate New York, are highlighted in featured posts.


The Food Section reports on new book releases, from chef biographies to food history to cookbooks.


As a freelance writer, my writing on food has appeared in print and online in leading newspapers, magazines and websites.

Print Media

My articles on food for print publications have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Out New York, and the BBC’s Olive magazine, among other outlets.

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Olive Magazine (BBC)

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The Washington Post

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Time Out New York

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The Morning News

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Online Media

In addition to blogging for The Food Section, I have also blogged for the websites Epicurious and CHOW and contributed articles to the daily email newsletter Tasting Table.

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I have more than 12 years of experience creating and managing the production of a wide array of annual reports, newsletters, brochures, and videos, with a specialty in non-profit institutions.

Annual Reports

At the Hospital for Special Surgery, I worked with multiple designers, photographers, and writers to produce annual reports, from the concept stage to final publication. Below are some examples.

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I created a tri-annual newsletter featuring Hospital for Special Surgery’s scientific division to promote a $110 million fundraising campaign for research.

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Working with independent video producers, I created a series of films for Hospital for Special Surgery’s annual fundraising gala event. Below are two examples:

“Ahead of the Field”

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“Building on Success”

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Photography: Food, People, and Places

Below is a small sampling of my travel photography of food, people, and places. Click on the thumbnails to view full-size images.

Praise From the Media

Gourmet, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Time, and the Boston Globe are just a few of the magazines, newspapers, and websites that have featured my work.

Honors and Awards