Hello and Welcome!

Ever since I was a kid I’ve had a deep sense of wanderlust.

I couldn’t wait to get on a plane and see the world—and taste the food of different cultures.

When I was a teenager I ventured to Japan, a mesmerizing country where I, in a bizarre twist of fate, had an appendectomy. In Japan I slurped noodles in Tokyo, dined on shabu shabu on a river in Kyoto, and sipped green tea during a traditional tea ceremony. Later I went to France, which became one of my favorite places.

Then I moved to New York City. The energy, the lights, the food, the chaos…I sincerely fell in love with it all (SO different from Boston, where I grew up) and can’t quite imagine living anywhere else on the planet. I walk around, always enchanted by this magical city and its offerings. For years I lived in Chinatown and felt like a stranger in a strange land, a feeling that gives me a rush.

I once drove from Rome to Venice, stopping in the Umbria region and in Florence in Bologna. I loved every second of it. I visited Nice, Cannes, Avignon, Marseille, Corsica, Paris and other gorgeous places in France. I met relatives in Belgium, spent time in Amsterdam, Holland, and studied with some talented writers in the Czech Republic, where I visited some fascinating sites, including Terezin and a church made out of human bones.

As a writer for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Daily News, Relish, Time Out New York, and other publications, I’ve foraged for seaweed and drank a lot of wine in California’s Central Coast, tasted exotic fruits on the Amazon River in Peru, experienced an up-close visit to Belize, eaten truffle dinners in Umbria, enjoyed exquisite desserts with afternoon tea in Dublin, stayed in a castle in Ireland, explored the closed-door restaurants in Buenos Aires, experienced hygge in Copenhagen while staying the gorgeous D’Angleterre Hotel, stayed at the incredible Milestone, a hotel fit for royalty in London, and dined at Michelin-starred restaurants in the South of France. One of my favorite places is a hideout in the mountains of Colorado.  And one of my favorite restaurants is Home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Wherever I go, I’m drawn to explore food. I visit markets and restaurants. I pop into bakeries and wine shops. I browse the stalls of farmers’ markets and I walk the aisles of spice stores. I love seeing what people eat around the world and what imaginative chefs create in their kitchens.

Now I want to inspire you through my culinary adventures in and out of the kitchen, in NYC and beyond, with recipes and travel ideas.

I offer globally-inspired recipes and culinary-related travel tips, food guides, and ideas to inspire you to feel happy and adventurous!

You’re invited to join me on my edible adventures—in my kitchen and out and about exploring food.

I hope you’ll join me!