In my journalism career I’ve been a food writer, wine writer, travel editor and restaurant critic. For me, food and drink is not just about sustenance (though that’s nice too) but a means of understanding
A born-and-bred New Englander, I moved to London to complete an MA in English Literature. I began my editorial career at Decanter magazine before being lured into the travel world, as managing editor of Business Traveler magazine, then going on to edit WINE magazine.
I spent several years as a freelance writer for publications in the UK, the US and Australia, visiting vineyards and interviewing winemakers and chefs all over the globe, as well as reviewing restaurants for The Good Food Guide, Time Out and others.
A move to the BBC Food website followed, where I led a team in developing the award-winning ‘Get Cooking’ video project, aimed at encouraging people to learn key cooking skills through recipes.
In 2009 I became deputy editor of delicious. magazine, where I commissioned features and oversaw recipe-editing, travel, cookbooks, chef and author interviews, launched the annual Produce Awards and developed the magazine’s health and nutrition section.
Now freelance, I work as a copy-editor and proofreader for several book publishers, and as an editorial consultant, while continuing to write about food and drink for a range of publications.
I live in London, have a slightly out-of-control cookbook collection and like doing handstands.