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Personal Essays

Kebabs Glendale

Which Restaurant Closures Would Hurt the Most?

Which restaurants would hurt you the most to lose? Diners participating in pickup and delivery during the crisis should ask themselves that question when deciding where to order food. Restaurants currently face devastating limitations...
COVID-19 Sign

What Food Writing Looks Like in the COVID-19 Era and My Hopes For the Future

My digital scrapbook was dozens-deep with ideas, including an exploration of the term “chef-driven,” a story titled “5 Misconceptions About Kid-Friendly Restaurants,” and round-ups of items ranging from brownies to fish sandwiches. After March...
Food Writer Los Angeles

Food Writing Highs + Lows

The job itself is a joy. I love writing stories about inspiring dishes and people, sharing their tales, and learning about new cultures. Of course, when I post on Food GPS, I have total...
Candy Delivery

Hidden Valley Camp Food Memories

Suddenly, all signs seemed to point to Freedom, Maine, a tiny town with 719 people. First, former Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin’s Editor’s Letter mentioned her son going to summer camp in Freedom....
Wedding Los Angeles

#StaceyPlusJosh Wedding Food Story

“That’s a lot of money for a one night stand.” Stacey and I were hosting a family dinner when my future in-laws, who were both born in southern China and sometimes let malapropisms slip,...
Childhood

Childhood Food Memories: Fact vs. Fiction

There’s a distinct possibility that personal preferences (or dislikes) form early in life, but is what we remember even reality? When visiting my mother last December in South Florida, where she grew up and...