I’ve been a frequent contributor at various publications – here are links to my author pages: Wall Street JournalViceOrganic AuthorityEcoSalonPaste Magazine, Epicure and Culture, and Rodale’s Organic Life.

Check out some of my favorites below:


In 1590, Starving Parisians Ground Human Bones into Bread (Atlas Obscura)
Even a siege wouldn’t keep Parisians from seeking out their daily pain.

The Parisian Coffee Revolution: Why the French Capital Is Just Now Getting Good Coffee (Curiosity Mag)
Despite its plethora of cafés, coffee quality in Paris has historically been subpar… until now.

Why French People Leave Potatoes on this 19th Century Agronomist’s Grave (Vice)
Parmentier was the humble potato’s ultimate hype man.

The Bone-Sucking, Dopamine-Spiking History of Secret Menus (Vice)
Why do we still want to be surprised by our dinner?

All I Want to Do is Buy Groceries: The Plight of an American in Paris (Vice)
In France, the customer isn’t always right.

16 Wine Bars to Sip at in Paris (Fodor’s)
A handful of my favorites for wine, small plates, and more.

If You Think You’re a Decadent Fuck, Try Feasting Like a 19th Century Parisian (Vice Munchies)
Post-Revolutionary Parisians could really put it away.

The Curious History of French Onion Soup, Paris’ First Hangover Cure (Vice Munchies)
A history of this classic French dish, by way of a grotesque cemetery and a king’s major first world problems.

Talking ‘Fromage’ with Paris’ First Cheesemaker (Culture)
While Paris has long been a center for cheese lovers, cheese makers are a relatively new addition to the culinary landscape.

Two Years After Deadly Attacks, the Café at Paris’ Bataclan Reopens (Vice Munchies)
“There are clients who cry, there are clients who confide in us, who tell us their stories, like a kind of therapy.”

Falafel Foes Shout Across Paris’ Rue des Rosiers (Paste Magazine)
“The rue des Rosiers has been the epicenter of Jewish life, culture, and food in Paris since the late 19th century.”

In Paris, You Might Want to Miss Lunch (Olive Oil Times)
“Cabri has fully converted what was once a simple olive oil shop into a lunchtime extravaganza of her own imagining.”


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A prime rib at François Brun’s Limoges butchery.

The Proud History of Butchery in Limoges (Paste Magazine)
In Limoges, the butchers have their own chapel, their own saint, and hold the keys to the city.

Love, War, and a Heart-Shaped Cheese in France (Curiosity Magazine)
French women once gave this cheese to English soldiers as a token of their affection.

The End to a French Cheese Tradition? (BBC)
Old loopholes have led to legislation that may change the taste of camembert forever.

Brie Noir: The Coolest Cheese You’ve Never Heard Of (Mise Magazine)
The “fantasy” of Brie isn’t Brie noir.

Bee Keeping in the Face of Climate Change (Cultures and Cuisines)
Saving bees is a tradition traversing generations in Sologne.

People Dunk this Cheese in their Morning Coffee (Vice)
My favorite French cheese has a bit of a strange tradition surrounding it.


A judging plate for the chicken category of the competition.

When American Barbecue Invades the European Kitchen (Epicure & Culture)
The self-defined “barbecue police” comes to Belgium to witness Americana appearing in Europe.

Can Belgium Claim Ownership of the French Fry? (BBC)
The French fry’s name isn’t random, but it isn’t French either.

From Corderos and Cheese to Alubias and Artisans: A Day in the Basque Country with San Sebastian Food (Border Hopping)
“To wake up to the smell of cheese and sheep is a strange situation to find myself in indeed.”

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5 Reasons Dieting is Bad for Long-Term Weight Loss – and the Solution that Works Every Time (Organic Authority)
Dieting is out – this technique is in.

5 Reasons Why It’s Time To Embrace Eating ‘Pegan’ and Ditch Paleo (Organic Authority)
This trendy new diet from Dr. Mark Hyman unites the best of the paleo and vegan diets.

Busting 7 Plant-Based Diet Myths (Looking at You, Protein Deficiency!) (Organic Authority)
Despite the ever-growing popularity of plant-based diets, there are still quite a few unfortunate myths surrounding these healthy eating plans.

Noma’s Chef Has Left the Fine Dining Industry to Tackle School Lunch (Organic Authority)
Dan Giusti wants to make a real difference in kids’ lives.

These Teens are Giving their Food Desert Community a Makeover (Organic Authority)
A group of teens have started their very own bakery to raise money for community programs and cultivate fresh produce locally.

5 Dishes More American than Apple Pie (Eat, Sip, Trip)
The winner of “most American dish” may surprise you.

3 Good Reasons to (Mostly) Ignore Claims that GMOs Aren’t Dangerous (Organic Authority)
New studies show that GMOs may be healthy in some cases, but that doesn’t make them a good idea.

What Does Grass-Fed Really Mean – and Who Decides? (Organic Authority)
We can all agree that “grass-fed” beef and dairy are better for you, but it’s tougher to agree on what, exactly, the term means.

I Tried Whole30, and the Results Were Super Surprising (Organic Authority)
Here’s what I found out.

5 Plant-Based Diet Reaction Fails Around the World (and 5 Major Wins) (EcoSalon)
From criminalizing the vegan diet to the recognition of veganism as an official ideology.