Over the years I’ve written about a lot things I like (food, drinks, travel, cars, books, design, technology, and so on) for a lot of publications I like (Bon Appétit, Wired, Cookie, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, GQ, Details, Travel and Leisure, and so forth). I’ve been quoted here and there, including the New York Times, Wired, and Cookie, and have appeared on Martha Stewart Radio, The Absolutely Mindy Show, CNN, Who Will Be the Next Food Network Star, and Hell’s Kitchen. I’m co-author of The Gastrokid Cookbook: Feeding a Foodie Family in a Fast Food World and West Coast Editor at Bon Appétit magazine. Here’s some of my work:
Less is More on the Amalfi Coast (Bon Appétit Magazine) We took a family vacation on Italy’s Amalfi coast and I tried to replicate the feeling and flavors at home in a recipe for calamari pasta. Amalfi.
The Gastrokid Cookbook: Feeding a Foodie Family in a Fast Food World (John Wiley & Sons) I co-authored this book with my friend Matthew Yeomans. It’s based on our blog gastrokid.com and is in its second printing. You can order it on amazon here.
Tokyo, Cocktail Capital of the World (Bon Appétit Magazine) Not only was this just about the most fun travel story I’ve ever reported, it was included in the anthology, Best Food Writing 2009. Click the link to read: Tokyo, Cocktail Capital of the World
The Road to River Cottage (Bon Appétit Magazine) British ethical eating guru Hugh Fearnly Whittingstall is one of my heroes. I took my family to his headquarters in England to interview him. The Road to River Cottage
Floor Show (T: The New York Times Style Magazine) I miss my manual transmission. Here’s how much.
Take Back Your Car (Cookie Magazine) A story about how to dodge the minivan bullet, from the dearly departed Cookie, undoubtedly the finest parenting magazine in history. Take Back Your Car
Tusk to Tail Dining in Hawaii (Bon Appétit Magazine). I went wild boar hunting on the Big Island to kill my dinner for the first time. Wild Boar.
Spain: State of the Art (Bon Appétit Magazine) Back when everyone was going to Spain to gawk at foam and other delicious abominations, I wrote this story about anchovy-flavored chocolate and eating simple food with Ferran Adria. Spain
LA in the Raw (Bon Appétit Magazine) A report on the pinnacle of the Los Angeles sushi boom, before Masa decamped to the Time Warner center and The Hump shut down after being busted for selling whale meat. Sushi
Television, radio, commentary, QAs, internet appearances etc: Hell’s Kitchen, Who Will Be the Next Food Network Star, CNN International, CNN.com, Martha Stewart Radio, The Absolutely Mindy Show, The New York Times, ParentDish, LA Weekly Squidink
And here is a video clip of me “cooking” a dish from the Gastrokid Cookbook: ABC7 San Francisco as well as an edit with the highlights and a quick visit to Hell’s Kitchen: