Hi, I’m Emily, and I tell stories for a living. I was born and raised in New York, but in 2007, I moved to Paris, and via a series of strange events, I ended up making the French capital my permanent home. After pursuing a Masters degree in 19th century French literature – and many years of trying – I have come to the conclusion that I will likely never be French… but I’m not really all that American anymore either. I navigate the world of culture shock and write about food and drink for various publications including The Wall Street Journal, Expedia, Culture: The Cheese Magazine, and Vice Munchies, as well as on my blog, Tomato Kumato. I am also a writer of fiction, and I offer guided tours of Paris’ food, wine, and literary haunts. I like making friends with folks who are passionate about what they love, whether that’s fantastic cheese, 17th century architecture, or obscure electro-pop.