Portfolio + Expertise

Additional Expertise


In 2019, I led the charge to help the SF  Chronicle revamp its lifestyle coverage in order to better tell stories about the life and culture of the Bay Area in the digital-first era. I have also run two newspaper food blogs and several email newsletters, and conceived and edited award-winning theme issues involving interactive websites and dozens of contributors. I have also copyedited many books — cookbooks, for sure, as well as full-length books on such esoteric subjects as California flyways and Sufi mysticism. And I’m keeping mum on the children’s books I wrote.

Public Speaking

Since the publication of Hippie Food, I have given talks about the 1970s natural-food movement, some as long as an hour, to audiences across the country (here’s one!). I also gave more than 50 radio interviews to programs such as NPR’s Here and Now, KQED’s Forum, KCRW’s Good Food, and the Splendid Table. I have appeared on television in Seattle, the Bay Area, and Spain (translated into Catalan, no less). That doesn’t include slew of panels I have spoken on or moderated — covering topics as varied as the disappearance of the mid-tier restaurant and the state of Chinese food in the Bay Area — as well as the chefs and writers I have interviewed on stage, including Jonathan Gold, Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, and Charles Phan. 

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