Author of 'Reconsidering the Authentic' for the July 2018 print issue of Ambrosia (Volume 5). The piece questions the trend of 'authentic' food as necessarily 'pure', using the example of Hispanic influences on Italian-American cuisine in San Francisco, and warning of the effects of the city's increasing demographic homogeneity.
Contributor to the summer 2018 issue of the journal kitchen work, with the piece 'The Tipping Point: Charcuterie and Social Change in Napa'. The article follows two young chefs who leave fine dining to open their own business in Napa, with a business model and ethos that emphasizes food as an accessible, equalizing force for the community -- despite the financial and cultural pressures to make it into yet another Bay Area high-end, elite-only food venture.
Article for +Acumen's 'Success Stories', profiling the work of a +Acumen student working with the United Way in upstate New York to improve prenatal health care for low-income mothers. Top feature in +Acumen's email campaign for the week of May 15th, 2017.
Articles and consulting for this Bay Area nonprofit, whose mission is to provide transitional employment for the homeless and generate community dialogue on the challenge of homelessness. Most recently published as the feature article on Stories Behind the Fog.
Translations for Italian artisanal food producers
Translation work and consulting on Anglo-appropriate marketing language for the catalogues of several Italian food companies including: the renowned Milanese bakery Gattullo (catalogue only), the artisanal grissini-maker Mario Fongo (parts of website), the Piedmontese food company Oliveri (forthcoming catalogue), and Trattoria i Bologna. Photo courtesy Castiglioni Design.
Author of this book commissioned by Cafe Venetia, a San Francisco Bay Area cafe and enoteca. The guide focuses on the history and culture of wine in Italy, as well as the practical aspects of tasting and pairing. Forthcoming late autumn 2018.
A two-part article series for the B Corp Kuli Kuli Foods, featuring on-the-ground reporting at Jaden Tap-Tap in Port-au-Prince and a women's farming cooperative that processes moringa for Kuli Kuli. Featured on the Impact page of their website.