Freelance Writing

I have been a published writer since 1975 in newspapers, magazines and on websites, covering many topics. A feature article I wrote about food blogs was a finalist for a Bert Greene award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2007.

Personal essays:


  • Feature about an Oakland food bank, Gastronomica magazine
  • Cover story, Pittsburgh magazine, about the Pittsburgh “Person of the Year”
  • Cover story, Vancouver magazine, about outrageous bedrooms 
  • Op-Ed piece, Vancouver Sun, about the percentage of students who attend university after community college
  • Cover story, Safeway Select, an interview with cookbook author Deborah Madison
  • Personal essay, Better Life Monthly, a national magazine in China, on my mother’s cooking

How-to pieces:

Restaurant reviews:


  • Clean Eating magazine, regular column on cooking vegetables
  • Safeway Select magazine, regular column, “The Busy Cook”