About Food • Drink • Life
Food and drink are among my great passions in life. They bring family and friends to the table and turn everyday moments into celebrations. I am not, nor have I ever been, a professional chef or bartender.
So what am I?
An enthusiast, an obsessive researcher and a compulsive writer.
A one-time cowgirl who grew up getting kicked and sunburned on a cattle ranch in western Kansas.
A former business reporter who tracked publicly traded food, brewing and spirits companies for Bloomberg News in London.
A freelancer with a monthly cocktails & spirits column in the Kansas City Star who’s also written for The New York Times, Midwest Airlines Magazine, Reuters and others.
I have an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and belong to the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
In other words, someone who thinks constantly about what we’re eating, where it’s coming from, how it’s prepared and what I’m going to drink with it—and how I can share it all with you. But enough of the bona fides. Slàinte!
(And a word about the strawberries: I photographed them at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, May 2010.)
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