[Photograph: Mel Cole]
Currently based in Austin, I’m a native Rhode Islander who has also lived and eaten in New York City and New Orleans. Of course I like feeling hip and cool at the latest trendy restaurant, but I’m usually more comfortable tracking down the best barbecue, tacos, or pizza the world can offer. I love exploring where food and culture intersect, and I also develop recipes and write about cooking.
I’ve worked in food in several capacities as a cheesemonger, farmers’ market coordinator, and youth gardening instructor. Today I’m a regular contributor to Edible Austin, Serious Eats, CultureMap Austin, and others. My work also appeared in Gastronomica, BUST, Modern Farmer, Austin Monthly, and The Austin-American Statesman.