I create content and manage content teams for editorial and commercial clients (if that’s you, please visit Saltshaker Marketing). I specialize in food and health. My work has won a James Beard and made the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestseller List. I’ve also got a fun podcast about cookbooks called Forklore.
I started writing when I was eight, and I started getting paid for it when I was 19.
By age 24, I was managing editor of a weekly metro newspaper. My undergrad degree is in print journalism. I’ve got a culinary degree and a masters in gastronomy from Boston University, and a post-grad certificate in marketing from Cornell.
My dad was an officer in the US Army, so I grew up all around the world. I've spent at least one night in 26 states, four continents, and ten countries. My globetrotting childhood gave me insatiable wanderlust, a habit of writing journals and stories, and the handy skill of being able to order food in six languages.
Food has always been my medium for bringing people together. It works 100% of the time—even across language and cultural barriers. That's what I love about creating cookbooks and writing about food.
I call Earth home—I've lived in so many cool places, it's hard to be more specific than that. But if you had to pin me on a map, my family roots trace through two Southern grandmothers who were both awesome cooks. I presently live in Atlanta, Georgia.
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