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Personal Essays

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...
Vegetables California

In Praise of California + Increased Focus on The Golden State

I recently enjoyed a five-day stretch that included visits to Napa, Oakland, Sacramento, and Lake Tahoe. Sure, it was still snowing on the pass between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, but on either side of...
Food Writer Los Angeles

The Hazards of Professional Eating

You probably can’t tell from looking at me, but my body endures constant abuse. No, it’s not like I’m getting battered in a boxing ring, working on an oil rig near the Arctic Circle,...
Food Writer Los Angeles

What Food Blogging Means to Me

After nearly five years of fine-tuning Food GPS, my idea of food blogging was called into question at last fall’s Foodbuzz Festival, when hundreds of bloggers from across the U.S. descended on San Francisco...